Journal of Cultural Economics

, Volume 26, Issue 1, pp 29–52 | Cite as

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

  • Xavier Castañer
  • Lorenzo Campos
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Abstract

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 innovation cultural economics organizational determinants organizational theory performing arts organizations sociology of arts 

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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

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