nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2018‒04‒16
six papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) and sustainable development: China’s cultural industries clusters By Jianfei Yang; Jūratė Černevičiūtė
  2. When the arts inspire businesses: Museums as a heritage redefinition tool of brands By Damien Chaney; Mathilde Pulh; Rémi Mencarelli
  3. Where New Creative Industries Locate? Evidence from French Departments By Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria; Coll Martínez, Eva; Turcu, Camelia
  4. In Between Music Concerts, Jobs and Economics: Case of Youth Empowerment in Pakistan By Mamoon, Dawood
  5. Creativity as one of the core competencies of studying knowledge workers By Aneta Sokół; Irena Figurska
  6. The Fate and Profession of the Ballet Dancer: The Relationship between Career Transitions and Bodily Practices By Pinchuk, Olga; Vyugovskaya, Elena

  1. By: Jianfei Yang (Communication University of China); Jūratė Černevičiūtė (Vilnius Academy of Arts)
    Abstract: The cultural and creative industries link the traditional knowledge to the ultimate consumer in their capacity to serve both cultural and economic objectives. In this regard, the cultural and creative industries can be seen as consistent with the sustainable development paradigm. Cultural industries cluster is playing an increasingly important role in the development of Chinese cultural industries. This article looks at the Cluster Development Strategy of Chinese Cultural Industries and tries to draw a map of cultural industries clusters in Beijing according to the data gathered from 19 cultural industries clusters in Beijing. With the clusters as a case study, we argue that in the course of development clusters are weak in production research and innovation, combined effect and public service although there is much achievement .At last, the suggestions to promote the sustainable development of cultural industries clusters will be discussed.
    Keywords: cultural system reform,cultural clusters,cultural and creative industries,sustainable development
    Date: 2017–12–29
  2. By: Damien Chaney (Département de marketing [ESC Troyes] - Groupe ESC Troyes en Champagne); Mathilde Pulh (CReGO - Centre de Recherche en Gestion des Organisations - UFC - Université de Franche-Comté - UB - Université de Bourgogne); Rémi Mencarelli (IREGE - Institut de Recherche en Gestion et en Economie - USMB [Université de Savoie] [Université de Chambéry] - Université Savoie Mont Blanc)
    Abstract: While the literature has mainly considered brand museums as communication tools or complex retail environments, this article analyses them through a heritage framework and suggests that brands can use heritage technologies of the arts for their own purposes. The case study of the brand museum of the Laughing Cow highlights the heritage technologies the brand uses to endorse two heritage roles: an inter-generational memory role based on the transmission of the brand's history and a community representation role through spaces and objects. As a consequence, this research sheds light on how brands can come to be accepted as heritage objects. By using heritage technologies within a museum, brands can capture heritage functions, and thus no longer fully rests in a market logic: the brand becomes a sacred and inalienable common good.
    Keywords: brand museum,heritage,brands,memory,transmission,flagship stores
    Date: 2018
  3. By: Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria; Coll Martínez, Eva; Turcu, Camelia
    Abstract: This paper focuses on the creative industries and the role played by the existing spatial distribution and agglomeration economies of these activities in relation to their entry decisions. Our main statistical source is the Répertoire des entreprises et des établissements (REE) provided by INSEE, which has plant-level microdata on the location of new establishments between 2006 and 2013. We use Count Data Models to show that location determinants are quite similar in creative and non-creative industries and that specialisation in creative industries positively influences entry of all industries. Keywords: creative industries, firm location, industrial organisation, France
    Keywords: Localització industrial -- França, Organització industrial -- França, Indústries culturals -- França, Indústria del lleure -- França, 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda,
    Date: 2018
  4. By: Mamoon, Dawood
    Abstract: The case study discusses the dynamics of youth participation in cultural activities in Pakistan not only as an outcome of entertainment but it is also related to household economics that in return is related with their global and local identity.
    Keywords: Economics of Culture
    JEL: Z1 Z11 Z13
    Date: 2018–03–18
  5. By: Aneta Sokół (University of Szczecin); Irena Figurska (Pomeranian University in Słupsk)
    Abstract: The article discusses the importance of creativity as one of the core competencies of knowledge workers in universities functioning in the knowledge-based economy. In the theoretical part of this article the essence of knowledge management (KM) is characterized. In particular, definition, objectives and processes of knowledge management are described, as well as benefits from KM and barriers to KM are presented. The attention is also paid to the knowledge workers, their definition, characteristics as well as roles they perform in organizations in which they work. Further part of this article focuses mainly on results of the research on knowledge workers creativity and competences. The main objective of the study was to determine whether competences characteristic of knowledge workers are correlated with the level and the style of creativity. An additional objective was to make a comparative analysis between humanistic, technical and agricultural fields of study. The questionnaire survey conducted among working students was the main source of primary data used in the process of qualitative and quantitative analysis. The method of documents' examination as well as descriptive, analog and heuristic methods were used in this article. On the basis of obtained data the level of creativity and creative style of creative workers were studied, as well as correlations between competences characteristic of knowledge workers, and both the style and the level of creativity were calculated. The Drawing Test of Creative Thinking by Urban and Jellen was used to measure the level of creativity among respondents, and the KAI questionnaire by Kirton was used to measure the style of creativity. The final part of the article includes conclusions resulting from the results of the research and theoretical considerations.
    Keywords: knowledge workers,knowledge management,creative,creative sector
    Date: 2017–09–29
  6. By: Pinchuk, Olga (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA)); Vyugovskaya, Elena (Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration (RANEPA))
    Abstract: Professional trajectories, including ideas about the future profession and its subsequent choice, are the basis for a person's self-realization in society, as well as one of the most important decisions in the life of everyone that determines the future of the person: who to belong to, to which social group to belong, where and with whom to work and what lifestyle lead. Ballet dancers are a unique social and professional group. Specificity of the profession of people who devote themselves to dance art consists in the early commencement of professional training (from childhood) and the relatively early completion of artistic life (about 40 years). The career of the ballet dancer is short-lived and directly depends on physical health. The professional identity of artists is primary in relation to other identities, therefore, in the period of the termination of a career, loss of work in case of irreversible injuries, artists experience a crisis, and the adaptation tool is emotional maturity, formed due to constant control of the body, overcoming pain, physical stress associated with the need rethinking their own age even before the stage of retirement. One of the social markers of the identity crisis is retirement - the loss of the basic identity and the consequent need for its redefinition. On the one hand, the presence of a large set of social roles, professional retraining can serve as an effective means of productive adaptation to the situation of retirement, as well as reducing the severity of the experience of the identity crisis. On the other hand, the narrow specialization of ballet dancers can be a favorable factor preventing adaptation at the stage of full retirement, characterized by withdrawal from the main stage, the cessation of close ties and contacts with the former close environment, the lack of close attention of the public to one's personality.
    Date: 2018–02

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