TECHNOLOGICAL COMPETITION IN THE E-BOOK READERS’ MARKET

By Elisa Salvador and Pierre-Jean Benghozi

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The e-book revolution impacted all the phases of the traditional value chain of the book publishing sector, characterized by a secular business model. A comparative analysis of the technological characteristics – through an analytical and methodical codification – of all the versions of 6 well-known e-readers enabled to highlight that there is an attitude towards standardization linked to some specific minor specialization choices.

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THE PRINCESS OF ASTURIAS FOUNDATION OR HOW A NON-PROFIT INSTITUTION CAN BE EFFICIENT

By Víctor Fernández-Blanco and Ana Rodríguez-Álvarez

Competition and the internal logic of markets induce cultural firms and institutions to be efficient when market oriented. But, what happens in the case of non-profit organizations? They are beyond the market and their internal logic does not guarantee economic efficiency. In our article we explore the technical and allocative efficiency of The Princess of Asturias Foundation and confirm its good performance over the years.

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WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES

By Andrej Srakar, Petja Grafenauer and Marilena Vecco

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Slovenian art history has received very little (if any) attention from the viewpoint of network theory. Are the artists more productive when forming and working in groups? Is there any special influence of gender, age, occupation, or income? Are there any benefits to connect with artists from as diverse fields as possible? We find highly productive women artists make more intense use of their networks and provide some reflections. Continue reading “WOMEN BENEFIT MORE: CONNECTIONS BETWEEN SLOVENIAN VISUAL ARTISTS OF THE 19 AND 20 CENTURIES”

PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN THE ARTS? NO TECHNIQUE CAN SUBSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE MEANING OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY

By Francesco Chiaravalloti

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A systematic literature review of contributions to the arts and cultural sector which have appeared in accounting journals shows that the evaluation of the artistic performance of publicly funded arts organizations is not a purely procedural and technical issues relating to the production of better performance information, but it is above all a substantive and political one relating to the nature of the arts and the function of publicly funded arts organizations in individual communities and in society in general. Continue reading “PERFORMANCE EVALUATION IN THE ARTS? NO TECHNIQUE CAN SUBSTITUTE A SUBSTANTIVE DISCUSSION OF THE MEANING OF ARTS, CULTURE AND HERITAGE FOR INDIVIDUALS, ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY”

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