nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2023‒03‒13
four papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Culture and the creative economy in Flanders, Belgium By OECD
  2. "The Ways that Digital Technologies Inform Visitor's Engagement with Cultural Heritage Sites: Informal Learning in the Digital Era " By Wenrui Wang
  3. Organizing the performativity of a creative vision: a longitudinal study (1987-2013) of the rationalization of game design at Ubisoft By David Massé; Héloïse Berkowitz; Thomas Paris
  4. The family as a cultural nexus By Raquel Fernández

  1. By: OECD
    Abstract: Cultural and creative sectors are a significant driver of local development both through direct job creation and income generation but also indirectly by spurring innovation across the economy. Beyond their economic impacts, they also have significant social impacts, from supporting health and well-being to promoting social inclusion and local social capital. Flanders (Belgium) has placed cultural and creative sectors as a priority in the region’s economic and social strategy. This paper provides an overview of cultural and creative sectors in Flanders, highlighting trends in employment, business dynamics, entrepreneurship and financing as well as cultural participation. It offers analysis and recommendations to support the region in continuing to build on its local cultural and creative ecosystem.
    Keywords: Creative industries; culture and local development; cultural employment
    JEL: Z1
    Date: 2023–02–24
  2. By: Wenrui Wang ("University of Sheffield, Western Bank, S10 2TN, Sheffield, The U.K. " Author-2-Name: Author-2-Workplace-Name: Author-3-Name: Author-3-Workplace-Name: 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 - Heritage sites are typical informal learning spaces that play significant roles in promoting cultural and historical knowledge among visitors. Visitors' engagement with heritage sites is a traditional view of exploring the informal learning spaces in the cultural sector. Methodology/Technique - Informal learning within heritage sites, however, has been informed and changed by digitization and virtualization in the cultural sector. But this generates new research interests in establishing links between traditional and digital cultural studies using a case study methodology. Finding - This paper discussed several cases to show how digital technologies inform visitors' engagement with heritage sites. Novelty - In this way, this paper also explores informal learning in the digital era. This paper also offers suggestions for future researchers in this area. Type of Paper - Empirical"
    Keywords: Engagement, informal learning, digital heritage sites, digital technologies, cultural sector, digital era.
    JEL: Z10
    Date: 2023–12–31
  3. By: David Massé (Télécom Paris, I3, une unité mixte de recherche CNRS (UMR 9217) - Institut interdisciplinaire de l’innovation - X - École polytechnique - Télécom ParisTech - Mines Paris - PSL (École nationale supérieure des mines de Paris) - PSL - Université Paris sciences et lettres - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Héloïse Berkowitz (LEST - Laboratoire d'économie et de sociologie du travail - AMU - Aix Marseille Université - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique); Thomas Paris (GREGHEC - Groupement de Recherche et d'Etudes en Gestion - HEC Paris - Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
    Abstract: In the context of a structuring video game industry and growing game development teams, this article explores how Ubisoft creates, develops and deploys a game design vision. The authors highlight the importance of creative leadership by showing the role of translators and trainers in coupling the leader's vision to his or her socio-material presence, as well as the importance of the density of devices to implement this vision.
    Keywords: PerformativityEn, creative vision, leadership, socio-materiality
    Date: 2022–12
  4. By: Raquel Fernández
    Abstract: This review paper focuses on the literature that studies the interactions between the family and culture. It does not attempt to be comprehensive, but instead illustrates via some representative papers the interaction between the family, its cultural beliefs and practices, and economic outcomes. How shocks and policies affect an economy depend on more than economic 'fundamentals'. They also depend on how the family is organized, the family institutions that are in place, and society's cultural beliefs.
    Keywords: Families, Culture, Subjective beliefs, Economic outcomes
    Date: 2023

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