The Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change and Public Understanding of Business

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With business seemingly everywhere on television, from the risks of the retail and restaurant trade to pitching for investment or competing to become the next 'apprentice', The Television Entrepreneurs draws upon popular business-oriented shows such as The Apprentice and Dragons' Den to explore the relationship between television and business. Based on extensive interviews with key industry and business figures and drawing on new empirical research into audience perceptions of business, this book examines our changing relationship with entrepreneurship and the role played by television in shaping our understanding of the world of business. The book identifies the key structural shifts in both the television industry and the wider economy that account for these changing representations, whilst examining the extent to which television's developing interest in business and entrepreneurial issues is simply a response to wider social and economic change in society. Does a more commercial and competitive television marketplace, for instance, mean that the medium itself, through a particular focus on drama, entertainment and performance, now plays a key role in re-defining how society frames its engagements with business, finance, entrepreneurship, risk and wealth creation? Mapping the narratives of entrepreneurship constructed by television and analysing the context that produces them, The Television Entrepreneurs investigates how the television audience engages with such programmes and the possible impact these may have on public understanding of the nature of business.

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Raymond Boyle is a Professor of Communications at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow, UK Lisa W. Kelly is an AHRC Research Assistant at the Centre for Cultural Policy Research at the University of Glasgow, UK

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'Boyle and Kelly offer a powerful narrative of the centrality of television in debates about business and public knowledge. Anyone who wants to understand reality TV should read their rich and insightful research in production and reception processes for business entertainment that connects culture with society and politics.' Annette Hill, Lund University, Sweden 'Boyle and Kelly develop an illuminating inquiry into how television turns the values and practices of business into "good viewing". This topical book is rich in detail about the television process, both the documenting of realities and the fashioning of fairytales, placing its findings convincingly within the broader political and social setting.' John Corner, University of Leeds, UK 'Far from simplistic audience engagement, televisual showcases of entrepreneurs craft an image and a narrative of business acumen that shifts the public understanding of capitalism and introduces the cultural heroes upon which the system relies. The Television Entrepreneurs is an important step in the process of understanding how the culture of capital is reified and repaired.' Contemporary Sociology 'Business is the new form of entertainment. Raymond Boyle and Lisa Kelly study the ways in which entrepreneurs and businesses are represented in factual entertainment programming in Britain, showing how such programming has developed and become centred around the 'business entertainment format'... Boyle and Kelly show how the 'business entertainment format' in television has become central to public discussion and debate about business. Theirs is a timely book. It offers a valuable account of how business has been transmuted into regular entertainment viewing.' European Journal of Communication 'This thought-provoking book provides stimulus for reflection on a wide range of cultural causes and effects connected with mutations in television programming. In particular, it touches on the cultural shifts that have resulted in the creation of a pervasive celebrity culture... This book provides enormous food, and more importantly, evidence, for thought. Anyone who is interested in media representation and cultural change will find it, as I have, a thought-provoking and useful text. I congratulate the authors.' Managing Leisure 'The sub-genre of entrepreneur-centred reality programs has risen to prominence in just half a decade, so scholarship in the field is particularly sparse, hence the value of this offering from Boyle and Kelly... Boyle and Kelly's The Television Entrepreneurs: Social Change and the Public Understanding of Business offers a thorough and widely researched snapshot of a sub-genre of television that is close to ubiquitous today, and that directly shapes the lives of some of its viewers.' Media International Australia 'What is impressive and very edifying in this book is that the authors take on the entire classic communication chain: they explore the production processes and the various institutional, economic, and personal factors that shape it; they offer an illuminating rendering of the programmes' patterns of representation and narrative, as well as their societal significance; and they investigate how audiences perceive and experience the programmes. Moreover, Boyle and Kelly do a fine job of historically contextualizing these programmes in the evolving political and cultural landscape that has enveloped the notions of entrepreneur and entrepreneurship. ... In this well-written and accessible book, the authors weave together in an admirable fashion conceptual and empirical material from contemporary history and politics, media industries and television in particular, shifting modes of popular culture, and processes of reception among various categories of audiences. While working in the British context, the developments they chart are part of a global landscape: the programme formats are of course internationalized, while the motif of entrepreneurship - and the issues that it raises - have also been on the ascent globally in recent decades. This book not only reminds us how important television remains in terms of the social and cultural dynamics of meaning, but also provides a fine model for how rich and illuminating television research can be.' Media Culture and Society 'This is a compelling account of a hitherto strangely neglected story in media history. Boyle and Kelly do justice to a complex narrative of transformation, linking individual personalities to institutional pressures to social change. ... this is a crucial addition to contemporary television production studies, with a hugely rich range of original interviews.' Cultural Trends 'The Television Entrepreneurs is a highly illuminating explication of a very prominent and topical strand of twenty-first-century British television content, and will surely prove to be valuable reading to those with an interest in UK cultures of reality TV and factual programming, audience research methods in television studies, and the figure of the entrepreneur and role of expertise in contemporary celebrity culture.' Journal of British Cinema and Television

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