research papers and reports
audiences, reception, and mediated experiential consumption
Response to Barker on the ‘Rise of the Qualiquants', by C. Michelle, C.H. Davis, A. Hardy, and C. Hight. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 15(2), 376-399.
Fans, Blockbusterisation, and the Transformation of Cinematic Desire: Global Receptions of The Hobbit Film Trilogy, by C. Michelle, C.H. Davis, C. Hight, and A. Hardy. Palgrave Macmillan, 2017.
The Hobbit hyperreality paradox: Polarization among audiences for a 3D high frame rate film, by C. Michelle, C.H. Davis, C. Hight, and A. Hardy. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies 23(3), 229-250, 2017
Pleasure, disaffection, 'conversion' or rejection? The (limited) role of prefiguration in shaping audience engagement and response, by C. Michelle, C.H. Davis, A. Hardy and C. Hight. International Journal of Cultural Studies 20(1), 65-82, 2017.
Making Global Audiences for a Hollywood 'Blockbuster' Feature Film: Marketability, Playability, and The Hobbit: an Unexpected Journey, by C.H. Davis, C. Michelle, A. Hardy, and C. Hight. Journal of Fandom Studies 4(1): 105-126, 2016
An Unexpected Controversy in Middle-earth: audience encounters with the 'dark side' of transnational film production, by Carolyn Michelle, Ann Hardy, Charles H. Davis, and Craig Hight, Transnational Cinemas 6(1), 49-66, 2015
Framing Audience Prefigurations of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. The Roles of Fandom, Politics and Idealised Intertexts, by Charles H. Davis, Carolyn Michelle, Ann Hardy, and Craig Hight, Participations 11(1): 50-87, 2014.
Value Propositions of Opera and Theatre Live in Cinema, by Florin Vladica and Charles H. Davis, 2014
Beyond the Qualitative-Quantitative Divide: Reflections on the Utility and Challenges of Q Methodology for Media Researchers, by Carolyn Michelle and Charles H. Davis. Pp. 1-23 in Blackwell Companion to Methods in Media Studies, v. 7: Research Methods in Media Studies, ed. F. Darling-Wolf. New York: Wiley, 2014.
Audience Value and Transmedia Products, by Charles H. Davis. Pp. 175-190 in T. Storsul and A. Krumsvik (eds.), Media Innovations (Göteborg: Nordicom), 2013.
Understanding Variation in Audience Engagement and Response: an Application of the Consolidated Model to Receptions of Avatar, by Carolyn Michelle, Charles H. Davis, and Florin Vladica, The Communication Review 15: 106-143, 2012.
Q Methodology in Audience Research: Bridging the Qualitative/Quantitative 'Divide'? by Charles H. Davis and Carolyn Michelle, Participations: Journal of Audience and Reception Studies 8(2): 559-593, 2011.
Consumer Value and Modes of Media Reception: Audience Responses to the Computer-animated Psychorealist Documentary Ryan and its Own Documentation in Alter Egos, by Charles H. Davis and Florin Vladica, Palabra Clave 13(1): 13-30, 2010.
Photographic Images, Culture, and Perception in Tourism Advertising: a Q Methodology Study of Canadian and Chinese University Students by Keith Dewar, Wei M. Li, and Charles H. Davis, Journal of Travel & Tourism Marketing 22(2): 36-44, 2007.
innovation management and policy in creative/IT industries
Cultural Policy and Digital Disruption: the Case of Creative Canada, by C.H. Davis and E. Zboralska (in L. Albornoz and M.T. Garcia Leiva (eds.), Audiovisual Industry and Diversity: Economics and Policies in the Digital Era, Routledge, 2019.
Cultural Diversity Reporting in the Canadian Audiovisual Industry: making monitoring meaningful, by E. Zboralska, C.H. Davis, J. Shtern, and V. Ciccone, Quaderns del CAC 20 (no. 43), 73-85, 2017.
Transnational Over-the-Top Video Distribution as a Business and Policy Disruptor: the case of Netflix in Canada, by E. Zboralska and C.H. Davis. Journal of Media Innovations 4(1), 4-25, 2017.
Platform proliferation and its implications for domestic content policies, by R. Picard, C.H. Davis, F. Papandrea, and S. Park (2016). Informatics and Telematics 33(2), 683-692, 2016
Domestic Content Policies in the Broadband Age: a Four-Country Analysis
Innovation and Toronto's Cognitive-Cultural Economy, by Charles H. Davis and Nik Mills,pp. 59-91 in David A. Wolfe (Ed.) Innovating in Urban Economies: Economic Transformation of Canadian City-regions. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
Innovation and Experience Goods: a Critical Appraisal of a Missing Dimension in Innovation Theory, by Richard Hawkins and Charles H. Davis, Prometheus 30(3): 1-25, Fall 2012.
Media Industry Clusters and Public Policy, by Charles H. Davis, pp. 72-98 in C. Karlsson and R. Picard, eds., Media Clusters: Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011.
The Toronto Media Cluster: between culture and commerce, by Charles H. Davis, pp. 223-250 in C. Karlsson and R. Picard, eds., Media Clusters: Spatial Agglomeration and Content Capabilities. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2011.
La production audiovisuelle canadienne indépendante: Aides financières, diffusion et écoute, by Jean-Pierre Le Goff, Johanne Brunet, Charles H. Davis, Daniel Giroux, and Florian Sauveageau. Sainte-Foy, QC: Centre d’études sur les medias, Université Laval, 2011. An English version has been published as Canada's Independent Television Production: funding, supply and audience.
Innovation and Knowledge Flows in the Financial Services and ICT Sectors of the Toronto Region, by David Wolfe, Charles H. Davis, Nicola Hepburn, Nik Mills, and Gale Moore. Report prepared for the Ontario Ministry of Research and Innovation, the Toronto Region Research Alliance, and the City of Toronto, November, 2011.
International Production Outsourcing and the Development of Indigenous Film and Television Capabilities - the case of Canada, by Charles H. Davis and Janice Kaye. In G. Elmer, C. Davis, J. McCullough, and J. Marchessault, eds., Locating Migrating Media, Lexington Books, 2010.
Applying an Innovation Cluster Framework to a Creative Industry: the case of screen-based media in Ontario, by Charles H. Davis, Tijs Creutzberg, and David Arthurs, Innovation: Management, Policy & Practice 11(2): 201-214, 2009.
Business Innovation and New Media Practices in Documentary Film Production and Distribution: Conceptual Framework and Review of Evidence, by Florin Vladica and Charles H. Davis, in A. Albarran, P. Faustino and R. Santos (eds.), The Media as a Driver of the Information Society. Lisbon: Media XXI/Formalpress and Universidade Catolica Editora, 2009.
Indicators to Support Innovation Cluster Policy by David Arthurs, Erin Cassidy, Charles H. Davis, and David Wolfe, International Journal of Technology Management 46(3/4): 263-279, 2009.
International Television Co-production and the Cultural Discount: the case of Family Biz, a Comedy, by Charles H. Davis and James Nadler. In I Bernhard (ed.), Uddevalla Symposium: the Geography of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Trollhattan, Sweden: University West, Research Reports, pp. 359-378.
labour and entrepreneurship in creative industries
Telling Our Stories: Screenwriters and the production of screen-based Culture in English-speaking Canada, by M. Coutanche, C.H. Davis, and E. Zboralska. Canadian Journal of Communication 40(2), 261- , 2015.
Screenwriters in Toronto: Centre, Periphery, and Exclusionary Networks in Canadian Screen Storytelling, by Charles H. Davis, Jeremy Shtern, Michael Coutanche and Elizabeth Godo. Pp. 77-98 in J. Grant (ed.), Seeking Talent for Creative Cities: the Social Dynamics of Innovation. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.
The 2012 Report on Canadian English-language Screenwriters, by Michael Coutanche and Charles H. Davis.
Roundtable on Cultural Diversity in the Toronto Screen Media Production Industry. Report and Action Plan, by Charles H. Davis, Jeremy Shtern, and Paul de Silva, June 2012.
'If It Ain't on the Page, It Ain't on the Stage': Screenwriting, National Specificity and the English-Canadian Feature Film, by Janice Kaye and Charles H. Davis, Journal of Screenwriting 2(1): 61-83, 2011.
New Firms in the Screen-based Media Industry: Startups, Self-employment, and Standing Reserve, by Charles H. Davis. In M. Deuze, ed., Managing Media Work, Sage Publications, 2010.
International Television Co-productions and the Cultural Discount: the Case of Family Biz, a Comedy, by Charles H. Davis and James Nadler. Pp. 359-378 in I. Bernhard (ed.), Uddevalla Symposium: the Geography of Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Trollhattan, Sweden: University West, Research Reports, 2009.
Business Capabilities of Small Entrepreneurial Media Firms: Independent Production of Children's Television in Canada by Charles H. Davis, Florin Vladica, and Irene Berkowitz, Journal of Media Business Studies 5(1): 9-39, 2008.
GEM Ontario reports
Entrepreneurship in Ontario. GEM Ontario 2015 report by S. Haber, M.Lo and C.H. Davis (September 2016). Summary.
Entrepreneurship in Ontario. GEM Ontario 2014 report by N. Wolff et al. (January 2016).
Entrepreneurship in Ontario. GEM Ontario 2013 report by C.H. Davis, D. Valliere, H. Lin, and N. Wolff (November 2014).
Q-methodology in audience research, compiled by Charles H. Davis