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COMM 209: Communication and Media Economics: Industry Research

Economic and political economic principles for the analysis of communication and media industries including broadcasting, newspapers, motion pictures, music, video games, advertising and public relations

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Industry: Privately owned manufacturing or service businesses in a common area.

Examples are the auto and airline industries. The companies in the industry provide similar products or services. Standard industrial classification codes (SIC) have been established by the U.S. government to report industry data.

industry. (1995). In J. K. Shim, & J. G. Siegel, Dictionary of economics, wiley. Los Alamitos, CA: Shim and Siegel. Retrieved from