Culture, Innovation and the Economy

Culture, Innovation and the Economy

Author: Biljana Mickov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781315436395

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 180

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This is a handbook for the cultural entrepreneur, offering some of the best examples on practice, franchises, research, innovation and business opportunities in the cultural sector. The key theme is the contribution and possibilities of the cultural economy as a business, with a strong supporting subtext on innovative practice. The book illustrates the theme by providing multiple practice-based and empirical examples from an international panel of experts. Each contribution provides an accessible and easily accessed bank of knowledge on which existing practice can be grown and new projects undertaken. It provides an eclectic mix of possibilities that reinforce and underscore the full innovative and complex potential of the cultural economy. Topics include a review of the global and regional economic benefits of the cultural economy, evidence-based analysis of the culture industries, and an outline of the top ten cultural opportunities for business. This collection transcends the space between theory and practice to combine culture and innovation and understand their importance to a wider economy. This is essential reading for researchers and practitioners interested in entrepreneurship, non-profit management, art and visual culture, and public finance.

Culture, Innovation, and Growth Dynamics

Culture, Innovation, and Growth Dynamics

Author: Elias G. Carayannis

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030149031

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 179

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This book argues that ideas in the social realm are the context-bound products of distinct histories and cultures and thus cannot be co-opted across place and time. When ideas are used out of context, they become mere empty words that are depicted as absolute ideals, independent of the specific historical circumstances in which they were conceived. Therefore, highly ideologically guidelines based on one-size-fits-all principles are doomed to fail. The book emphasizes that the dominant Western intellectual paradigm has not improved human society in either Western or non-Western parts of the world. Some of the book's objectives are to rethink the dominant paradigm and invent a new world. We face an existential crisis that requires a new vision of the world and its well-being: one that is more inclusive and attentive to the diversity of people, histories, and cultures. We must remember that diversity in beliefs and values is the very essence of our humanity. This seminal work is essential reading for researchers of economic growth and development, political science, and innovation.

Cultures and Globalization

Cultures and Globalization

Author: Helmut K Anheier

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9780857026576

Category: Social Science

Page: 488

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'In the globalization 'game' there are no absolute winners and losers. Neither homogenisation nor diversity can capture its contradictory movement and character. The essays and papers collected here offer, from a variety of perspectives, a rich exploration of creativity and innovation, cultural expressions and globalization. This volume of essays, in all their diversity of contents and theoretical perspectives, demonstrates the rich value of this paradoxical, oxymoronic approach' - Stuart Hall, Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the Open University Volume 3 of the Cultures & Globalization series, Creativity and Innovations, explores the interactions between globalization and the forms of cultural expression that are their basic resource. Bringing together over 25 high-profile authors from around the world, this volume addresses such questions as: What impacts does globalization have on cultural creativity and innovation? How is the evolving world 'map' of creativity related to the drivers and patterns of globalization? What are the relationships between creative acts, clusters, genres or institutions and cultural diversity? The volume is an indispensable reference tool for all scholars and students of contemporary arts and culture.

Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup

Digital Cultures, Innovation and Startup

Author: Annalisa Buffardi

Publisher: EGEA spa

ISBN: 9788823819399

Category: Business & Economics

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The book focuses on the relationships between technological and social innovations, and the new opportunities and challenges that the education system is facing. The authors explore the intertwines between the educational scenarios and the contemporary social, economic and cultural contexts by discussing the Contamination Lab (CLab) experience, which set out in Italian universities with the purpose of promoting entrepreneurial and innovation culture. The cross-fertilization of various disciplines and between the academic and entrepreneurial worlds, in particular, is the starting point of the CLab Naples training model. The CLab Naples was promoted by the University of Naples Federico II, taking advantage of the opportunities offered by digital technologies, the development of scientific and applied research, and the creativity of the youth universe. Since the beginning, its mission has been to bring new skills and promote the creation of innovative enterprises or startups, starting from the relevant technological and cultural transformations that today are affecting both the workplace and knowledge. The experience of the CLab Naples stands as a powerful link between research and enterprises, laboratory and territory, education and jobs, creative innovation and the development of new digital technologies.

Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Author: Michael Lounsbury

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000390360

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 254

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Even though the study of innovation and entrepreneurship is a diverse, multi-disciplinary endeavour, the role of culture is often neglected or under-emphasized. Building on the cultural turn that has swept across the social sciences and humanities over the past couple of decades, Culture, Innovation and Entrepreneurship provides cutting-edge theoretical and empirical insights about how culture shapes innovation and entrepreneurship. It features novel contributions that enhance our understanding about a variety of important theoretical issues related to symbolic management, framing, legitimacy, optimal distinctiveness, institutional logics and the dynamics of cultural entrepreneurship in and across organizations. This book also addresses a diverse range of topics such as the design of craft goods, the creation of the Guggenheim museum, entrepreneurial ecosystems, open innovation, crowdfunding, the mafia and grand challenges. The chapters in this volume will be of interest to a diverse array of scholars, from those interested in entrepreneurship and innovation to cultural studies, contemporary social theory, organization studies and management. The chapters in this book were originally published as a special issue of the journal Innovation: Organization and Management.

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Culture

Author: Terrence E. Brown

Publisher: Edward Elgar Publishing

ISBN: 1845420551

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 255

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The purpose of this book is to examine the nature of organizational innovation and change by looking at the complex interplay between entrepreneurship, innovation and culture.

Cultural Economics

Cultural Economics

Author: Li Yining

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000197112

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 302

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Culture is a priceless inheritance and source of wellbeing that is of immense value to humankind. Cultural economics set out to examine the nature and social benefits of cultural products and phenomena as they exist in the market. This volume is the masterpiece of Li Yining, one of the best-known Chinese economists, active in devoting his attention to the role of culture in the economy since the 1950s. Considering the importance of culture in the development of socialism with Chinese characteristics, the author combines cultural history, economic history, and the history of economic thought to produce unique perspectives. This book not only introduces the central concepts of cultural economics and the culture industry, but proposes several groundbreaking views that greatly influenced the culture policies of China, including cultural adjustment, cultural confidence, and cultural checks and balances. Researchers and students of economics, cultural studies, and Chinese politics, as well as policy makers, will benefit from this volume.

Cross-Cultural Innovation

Cross-Cultural Innovation

Author: Bernd Jöstingmeier

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783486843903

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 579

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Cross-cultural means not only the differences between ethnic, racial or national groups. It is more. Cross-cultural confrontations arise by the differences of genders, educational levels, differences in thinking of diverse companies` departments (e.g. production versus research & development, marketing versus finance), the mix of musicians or styles of painting. However, there is a lot of danger in cross-cultural collaboration: Diversity means different views, opinions, values and objectives easily generating misunderstandings and quarrels possibly ending up with serious conflicts. The conflicts may trigger new approaches and breakthroughs or lead to a state of frozen relations and stagnation. Sensitivity to the values and views of other cultures, open communication and aware leadership are traits helping to capitalize on cross-cultural influences. In further discussions with our friends of the EACI board we changed our mind for the new conference topic to CROSS-CULTURAL INNOVATION. Cross-cultural Innovations are new and origin problem solutions, which are generated in confronting problems with cross-cultural aspects. In many cases such solutions are breakthroughs and the start of a paradigm shift. Another advantage of such solutions is that they even influence the subconscious of stakeholders’ problems. Only cross-cultural solutions minimize the risk of hidden problems which develop under the surface in merger projects. Especially mergers of big companies are successful if change-managers are able to transfer cross-cultural conflicts in new challenging objectives. Bridging cultural gaps by visionary leadership is the way to bring people together and to create new common innovative enterprises or departments.

Creativity, Innovation and the Cultural Economy

Creativity, Innovation and the Cultural Economy

Author: Andy C. Pratt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781134111411

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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This collection brings together international experts from different continents to examine creativity and innovation in the cultural economy. In doing so, the collection provides a unique contemporary resource for researchers and advanced students. As a whole, the collection addresses creativity and innovation in a broad organizational field of knowledge relationships and transactions. In considering key issues and debates from across this developing arena of the global knowledge economy, the collection pursues an interdisciplinary approach that encompasses Management, Geography, Economics, Sociology and Cultural Studies.

Innovations in Culture and Development

Innovations in Culture and Development

Author: Daniela Angelina Jelinčić

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319527215

Category: Political Science

Page: 112

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This book focuses on innovations in culture having the potential to drive overall development. It analyses public policies and offers inspiring examples of innovations in culture which solve various societal problems as well as recommendations for public policies. The “culturinno effect” (culture + innovations), thus presents evidence of the inherent power culture has in fostering development. The volume leads us through the role of culture in different concepts of development, providing the theoretical and historical context of development and theory of change. Analysis of theoretical cultural policy models is followed by practical examples of innovations in culture, culminating in a text that is a must have for innovative decision makers ready to respond to the challenges of today as well as students, artists and cultural workers who are prepared to offer a new view on arts/culture.

The Creative Industries

The Creative Industries

Author: Terry Flew

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781847875754

Category: Political Science

Page: 232

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The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused through new media technologies. This book develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy; draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography; explores what it means for policy-makers when culture and creativity move from the margins to the center of economic dynamics; makes extensive use of case studies in ways that are relevant not only to researchers and policy-makers, but also to the generation of students who will increasingly be establishing a ‘portfolio career’ in the creative industries International in coverage, The Creative Industries traces the historical and contemporary ideas that make the cultural economy more relevant that it has ever been. It is essential reading for students and academics in media, communication and cultural studies.

Innovation Society Today

Innovation Society Today

Author: Werner Rammert

Publisher: Springer VS

ISBN: 3658192682

Category: Social Science

Page: 395

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The book offers new theoretical perspectives on innovation, analyzes innovation processes in diverse innovation fields, and presents case studies that reflect the diversity of innovations fields. To what extent and in what sense does innovation characterize our societies today? Innovations are no longer limited to the economic sphere; we find them in almost all areas of society today. Diverse actors generate innovations in different, increasingly reflexive ways. New concepts, practices, and institutional forms such as open source, crowdfunding, or citizen panels expand the spectrum.