Ideas are fundamental for the production of any creative output, whether in the arts, science or business. However, because ideas are so elusive, little is known on how they are transmitted across people. In this article I develop a novel approach to provide unique insights on how teachers influence the creative work of their students, how long this influence lasts, and what are the consequences for the students’ inventive output.Continue reading “WHAT IS THE CREATIVE INFLUENCE OF TEACHERS? EVIDENCE FROM MUSIC COMPOSITION SINCE 1450”
The creative industries have been regarded, for many years, as the soul of urban development. Among these, the music industry is particularly vibrant in Italy. In this study, we show how the city of Bologna has developed a vital cultural “humus” that characterised the brand of the city itself, thanks to particular socio-economic conditions. However, the engineering of cultural policies adopted since the 1990s is leading to greater individualism and a loss of cohesion even within the musical community, losing the identity that has made the “city’s fortune”.Continue reading “THE POWER OF LOCAL NETWORKING: BOLOGNA’S MUSIC SCENE AS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY, 1978–1992”
The recent narrative on museums as catalysts of innovation considers their relations with other cultural and creative industries to be very important. To verify this claim, we propose a conceptual framework qualifying these relations as either strong, moderate, or weak links, according to their potential in terms of knowledge spillovers from museums to the CCIs. We apply this classification to data collected from Polish museums. Our findings indicate that strong links are outnumbered by moderate and weak ones.Continue reading “DO MUSEUMS FOSTER INNOVATION THROUGH ENGAGEMENT WITH THE CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES?”
Women and men in couples enjoy shared leisure activities. When their preferences are not aligned, they implicitly (or explicitly) bargain over their arts consumption. The more influential a woman is within the couple, the more both partners consume high culture in a way that matches female singles’ preferences.Continue reading “BARGAINING OVER THE BALLET”
The great Italian sculptor Michelangelo has allegedly once said, “Every block of stone has a statue inside, and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.” We have always believed that only humans held the incredible skill of imagining and creating art, as if it represented a form of self-expression unique to our own specie. However, this perspective has changed.
Migration has become in the last decades one of the most overarching phenomena at the global level. Much of the academic and policy debate has focused on the determinants of economic and social integration at receiving societies, but very little attention has been devoted on migrants’ engagement in arts and cultural activities and in general on their cultural integration. Using Italy as a case study, we find that, rather than personal cultural capital, cultural participation is significantly and primary driven by the process of acculturation which takes place during the staying in the host country. At the same time, the effect of migrants’ cultural background is more complex, varying across cultural groups and depending on the type of cultural activities considered.Continue reading “WHAT DRIVES CULTURAL PARTICIPATION OF IMMIGRANTS IN THE HOST COUNTRY?”