Miika Blinn


M.Econ.

Freie Universität Berlin
Fachbereich Wirtschaftswissenschaft
Graduiertenkolleg: „Pfade organisatorischer Prozesse“
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030/838-57180
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Email: pfadkolleg @ wiwiss.fu-berlin.de

Miika Blinn



Dissertation topic:


  • Lock-in of the Language Transfer Techniques on the German and the Dutch Cinema Markets - Historical Development and Consequences In Germany and the Netherlands, foreign movies are dubbed or subtitled respectively and these practices have become quasi-standards of language transfer for foreign films on the respective markets. Different cost structures underlie both language transfer techniques. This research project discusses the relevance of the different cost structures with respect to film distributors and, consequently, the cinema market structure. The rigidity of the language transfer regimes in both countries is explained by analysing the respective historical developments on the supply and demand side in both countries, guided by the theory of path dependency, supplemented by the concept of consumption skills.


Curriculum Vitae:

 
2005
Doctoral Program 'Research on Organisatinal Path' (Pfadkolleg), Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, Free University Berlin, Germany.

2004-2005
Tutor in Economics and Sociology, at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University Maastricht, The Netherlands.

10/2004
Master Thesis:
Interdependence of Consumers' Film Preferences, University Maastricht

1999-2004
International Economic Studies (IES) at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, University Maastricht, The Netherlands. Master Degree in Economics (NL: Doctorandus) (2004)

Spring 2002
Studies of Economics at the Solvay Business School, Free University Bruxelles (ULB), Belgium.

1996-1999
Studies of Economics at the Faculty of Economics and Business Administartion University Heidelberg, Germany.



Research Interests:


  • Information Economics
  • Consumer Behaviour
  • Path dependency
  • Film market

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