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International Summer School in Cultural Economics

For the fifth consecutive time the Centre for Research in Arts and Economics (CREARE) organizes the International Summer School in Cultural Economics in Amsterdam.


The courses examine the relationship between culture and economics, the link between creativity, arts, and business, and bridge the knowledge and experiences of scholars and practitioners involved in specific cultural sectors. The courses are led by professor Arjo Klamer, renowned Cultural Economist at the Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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Cultural entrepreneurship: challenges and strategies

Cultural entrepreneurship: challenges and strategies
Author: Harald Pechlaner ; Dagmar Abfalter ; Giulia Dal Bò (eds.)

[…] This book focuses on the analysis of cultural enterprises in the light of the economic and social changes that are currently affecting many countries and sectors. The deconstruction of traditional value models based on deregulation and globalization, together with crises on economic, social and environmental level, increase the need for innovative business models and newly defined living spaces. Cultural entrepreneurs work in the domains of arts and culture, but at the same time contribute to broader sociocultural development. Culture can actually be understood as the sum of capabilities that enable social development. Entrepreneurship is a cultural achievement in itself, because cultural entrepreneurs always strive to satisfy social needs and thus develop a specific culture of innovation. Cultural entrepreneurs need to span a bridge between the cultural and economic aspects of their business, as their success depends on striking a balance between making profits out of their activity and offering culturally valuable products.

Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy

Cultures and Globalization: The Cultural Economy (The Cultures and Globalization Series)
Helmut K Anheier (Editor), Yudhishthir Raj Isar (Editor)

“Cultures and Globalization” is a series of publications on exactly what the title says: cultures and globalization. This is the complete series:

This second volume, The Cultural Economy, analyzes the dynamic relationship in which culture is part of the process of economic change that in turn changes the conditions of culture. It brings together perspectives from different disciplines to examine such critical issues as:

  • The production of cultural goods and services and the patterns of economic globalization
  • The relationship between the commodification of the cultural economy and the aesthetic realm
  • Current and emerging organizational forms for the investment, production, distribution and consumption of cultural goods and services
  • The complex relations between creators, producers, distributors and consumers of culture
  • The policy implications of a globalizing cultural economy
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