LET’S DANCE ! MEASURING EFFICIENCY IN THE DANCE SECTOR

By María José del Barrio Tellado and Luis César Herrero Prieto

Economic studies exploring dance have proliferated enormously recently, although they have failed to receive as much attention as other cultural goods and services, such as museums, theatres or symphony orchestras. We therefore present the results from two studies evaluating efficiency in the dance sector, focusing on two contrasting markets: the US market, in which most dance companies act as non-profit entities and in which fundraising proves crucial; and the Spanish market, where we evaluate the impact of a public programme supporting the dance through the participation of the agents involved (theatres, dance companies, and policy makers). Non-parametric frontier techniques, such as data envelopment analysis (DEA) and variations, are used to measure the efficiency of the stakeholders and efficacy of the programme.

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ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM FRAMEWORKS FOR THE STUDY OF CULTURAL AND CREATIVE INDUSTRIES: THE CASE OF PORTO

By Miguel Neiva and Ellen Loots

The ‘ecosystem’ notion is finding its way in the economic, management and policy literatures. In fact, in entrepreneurship, the entrepreneurial ecosystem is a well elaborated concept. By means of an analysis of the sub-ecosystem of the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) in Porto, we explain how cultural, social and material aspects, also in their interactions, have led to the development of the entrepreneurial ecosystem (EE) of this medium-sized city since it became a European Capital of Culture in 2001.

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STUDIOS VS. STREAMING: WHICH ‘LOGIC’ WILL PREVAIL IN HOLLYWOOD?

By Allègre L. Hadida, Joseph Lampel, W. David Walls and Amit Joshi

The battle between traditional Hollywood studios and streaming services like Netflix is a matter of “institutional logics” – commitment logic versus convenience logic.

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IMPERIALIST FANTASIES AND POPULAR CULTURE: THE CASE OF TURKISH TV SOAPS

By Dimitra Laurence Larochelle

The worldwide success of Turkish soap operas has prompted many scholars to argue on the contribution of these cultural products to the county’s soft power abroad. Based on the data gathered during my survey on the reception of Turkish soap operas by Greeks, I examine the limits of the notion of soft power.

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THE POWER OF LOCAL NETWORKING: BOLOGNA’S MUSIC SCENE AS A CREATIVE COMMUNITY, 1978–1992

By Sabrina Pedrini and Pier Luigi Sacco

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”.

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UNDERSTANDING DIFFERENCES IN DONATIONS TO CULTURAL HERITAGE

By Victoria Ateca-Amestoy and Arantza Gorostiaga

Cultural participation can engage in cultural heritage beyond visits to includes donating their money and their time to cultural heritage organisations. The participant’s philanthropic motives of charitable giving and their cultural preference evaluating cultural heritage are characterized in “Donating Money and Time to Cultural Heritage. Evidence from the European Union”,  a study of participation rates among countries in the European Union.

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