nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2020‒03‒30
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Closed House of Wonders museum: Implications to the tourism of Zanzibar Stone Town, UNESCO World Heritage Site By Maximilian Chami; Gabriel Kaminyoge
  2. Developing the Business Performance of the Digital Creative Industry: Corporate Entrepreneurship Approach By Rofi Rofaida

  1. By: Maximilian Chami (BTU - Brandenburg University of Technology [Cottbus – Senftenberg]); Gabriel Kaminyoge (UDOM - University of Dodoma [Tanzanie])
    Abstract: This paper examines the impact of the closed House of Wonders Museum in the tourism industry of Stone Town, Zanzibar. The paper aims to propose the best practices taken into account due to the impact raised by the closure of the Museum. There has been no clear information on the overall situation which faces the site since 2012 when the Museum closed. Data collected through mixed methods, including the sample size of 105 tourists who visited the House of Wonders Museum, 8 Government Official, 6 Tour Guides and 8 Tour Operators. The findings show that the closed museum has affected the level of tourists' satisfaction, tour operators, community and tour guides economically. The paper recommends quick rehabilitation and reconstruction of the Museum to save the integrity and authenticity of this World Heritage Site.
    Keywords: House of Wonders,Tourism,Zanzibar Stone Town,Museum,Heritage
    Date: 2019–04–15
  2. By: Rofi Rofaida (Faculty of Business and Economic Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-2-Name: Suryana Author-2-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Business and Economic Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-3-Name: Ayu Krishna Yuliawati Author-3-Workplace-Name: Faculty of Business and Economic Education, Universitas Pendidikan Indonesia, Indonesia Author-4-Name: Author-4-Workplace-Name: Author-5-Name: Author-5-Workplace-Name: Author-6-Name: Author-6-Workplace-Name: Author-7-Name: Author-7-Workplace-Name: Author-8-Name: Author-8-Workplace-Name:)
    Abstract: Objective - This research aims to obtain profile corporate entrepreneurship and identify a strategy to develop corporate entrepreneurship to improve the business performance of the digital creative industry in the industrial revolution era 4.0/industry 4.0 through a Penta Helix Collaboration Model.Methodology/Technique - The unit of analysis in this study was the digital creative industry in West Java Province, which was one of the centres of the digital creative industry in Indonesia. This research was a qualitative research. The sample size was determined by the snow ball method. The sample size used in this study was 50 SMEs. The sampling technique used was purposive sampling. Data was collected through observation, questionnaires, in depth interviews and focus group discussions by involving SME's in the digital creative industry, academics, creative industries communities, and media. The study used a time frame from June 2017 until March 2019. According to the objective of this study, descriptive analysis was used.Findings - The findings revealed that most digital creative industry need corporate entrepreneurship development. Penta helix collaboration models are needed so that the strategy can be implemented well. Research on the topic of corporate entrepreneurship in the digital creative industry is still rarely conducted. Novelty – The novelty or originality of this research is recommended business strategies based on corporate entrepreneurship and assist the government in formulating appropriate policies for the growth and development of digital creative industries in West Java. The results of this study can also strengthen research with different topics in the digital creative industry in West Java and in Indonesia.
    Keywords: Business Performance; Creative Industry; Digital Creative Industry; Corporate Entrepreneurship; Penta Helix Collaboration Model.
    JEL: M21 M29
    Date: 2019–12–30

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