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The Business of Culture: Strategic Perspectives on by Joseph Lampel, Jamal Shamsie, Theresa Lant (Editors)

By Joseph Lampel, Jamal Shamsie, Theresa Lant (Editors)

The company of tradition is the company of designing, generating, dispensing, and advertising cultural items. although it supplies employment to thousands, and is the most company of many huge and small firms, it really is a space that's hardly ever studied from a strategic administration viewpoint. This ebook addresses this void by means of analyzing a variety of cultural industries--motion photographs, tv, tune, radio and videogames--from this type of point of view. The articles incorporated during this publication might be priceless to people who search a greater realizing of organisations and techniques within the leisure and media region. however it also needs to offer important insights to managers and marketers who function in environments that proportion the artistic uncertainty and function ambiguity that symbolize such a lot cultural industries.

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In 1996, following a pressing need for financial retrenchment, the board decided to lay off six musicians. The decision exacerbated long-standing conflicts between the musicians and the management of the Atlanta Symphony, leading to a strike. As a musical director, Levi was caught in the middle, in sympathy with the strikers, while fully aware of the financial difficulties that forced the decision in the first place. The crisis reveals as much about what Glynn calls the “hybridized organizational identity” embodied in the role of musical director, as it does about Yoel Levi as a person.

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Because I prefer a broadened definition as noted earlier, I perceive great diversity across organizational structures and processes in cultural industries that undermines the validity of these generalizations. If we attend to the full range of cultural organizations, great variation can be found along all of the dimensions identified. Furthermore, in my view, the characteristics that in the past made cultural industries more distinctive are rapidly being swept away by a wide array of new industries—as well as some reinvented old ones—that are strongly based on knowledge creation and exploitation.

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