Journal of Cultural Economics

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 29–52

The Determinants of Artistic Innovation: Bringing in the Role of Organizations

  • Xavier Castañer
  • Lorenzo Campos

DOI: 10.1023/A:1013386413465

Cite this article as:
Castañer, X. & Campos, L. Journal of Cultural Economics (2002) 26: 29. doi:10.1023/A:1013386413465


This article deals with the determinants of artistic innovation by arts organizations. First, we define artistic innovation. Second, we review the literature on its determinants, identifying some gaps. In particular, we observe that existing research mostly focuses on macro-environmental factors and tends to ignore the role of the organizations themselves. Thus, drawing from the organizational literature on innovation we formulate testable propositions that relate organizational factors to artistic innovation. We hope that our focus on organizational factors contributes to a more comprehensive framework on the determinants of artistic innovation in particular and programming in general.

artistic innovationcultural economicsorganizational determinantsorganizational theoryperforming arts organizationssociology of arts

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© Kluwer Academic Publishers 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Castañer
    • 1
  • Lorenzo Campos
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Strategic Management and Organization, Carlson School of ManagementUniversity of MinnesotaU.S.A.
  2. 2.iSOCOBarcelonaSpain