Title: Internationalisation of film production: a historical review of movie making in Taiwan and Hong Kong

Authors: Yung-Kai Yang

Addresses: Department of Asia-Pacific Industrial and Business Management, 700 Kaohsiung University Rd., Nanzih, Kaohsiung 811, Taiwan

Abstract: Three major approaches to explaining the motivations behind international film production are reviewed in this study: the creative/economic approach, the international business approach, and the historical approach. In addition, the case of international joint film productions between Taiwan and Hong Kong is examined to show that the process of internationalisation in the film industry is more complicated than the existing literature indicates. This suggests international film projects with different attributions may have different implications for film industry development in both home and host countries.

Keywords: internationalisation; film industry; movie industry; co-productions; Taiwan; Hong Kong; international film production; joint productions; international businesses; cinema; attribution; home countries; host countries; globalisation; economics; creativity; historical review.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2014.065430

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2014 Vol.13 No.4, pp.439 - 454

Published online: 24 Oct 2014 *

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