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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless$
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Asa Briggs

Print publication date: 1995

Print ISBN-13: 9780192129307

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.001.0001

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Organization: The Growth of an Institution

Organization: The Growth of an Institution

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(p.381) IV Organization: The Growth of an Institution
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The History of Broadcasting in the United Kingdom: Volume II: The Golden Age of Wireless
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Asa Briggs

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780192129307.003.0004

The chapter is concerned with the development of the BBC as a public corporation. The first Director-General of the BBC, Sir John Reith, told staff that ‘there is more in the BBC than just broadcasting’. It was made clear to them that public service in a public corporation was something very different from public service in the Civil Service. The BBC as an organization made its goal to be free of politics and, as far as possible, to be free of red tape. It needed a spirit of enterprise as well as a sense of duty coupled with the qualities of individualism and enterprise. The organizational set-up of the BBC became so successful that it was adopted by other organizations also in other countries.

Keywords:   British Broadcasting Corporation, public corporation, Sir John Reith, public service, institution

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