Start-ups, stagnancy, and storytelling strategies: Anglo-American business news writing on Japanese entrepreneurialism

Author
Macpherson, Iain
Faculty Advisor
Date
2016
Keywords
Japanese entrepreneurialism , written reporting , Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA)
Abstract (summary)
This paper reports research into the written reporting on Japanese entrepreneurialism in western, English-language business news. After explaining the author’s method of sampling from a six-year survey of major-circulation newspapers and business magazines, the project’s main methodology is described – a qualitative form of rhetorical research known as Critical Discourse Analysis (CDA), focused on uncovering and critiquing the ideological biases and presuppositions, both explicit and implicit, in texts such as business news stories. The paper’s following analytic section then applies many of the explained CDA concepts to close discursive analysis of one news article on Japanese entrepreneurialism, randomly selected from a larger set of studied sources, with comparative insights drawn from two other news articles also randomly selected for close analysis.
Publication Information
Macpherson, I. (2016). Start-ups, stagnancy, and storytelling strategies: Anglo-American business news writing on Japanese entrepreneurialism. JSAC Journal, 2014, 46-54. https://journals.library.ryerson.ca/index.php/jsac/article/view/4
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Item Type
Article
Language
English
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