Advertisement

Transfer of Economic Concepts to Cultural Strategy – and Back?

  • Johan KolsteegEmail author
Chapter
  • 209 Downloads
Part of the Management – Culture – Interpretation book series (MCI)

Abstract

In the daily practice of creative and cultural organizations, we have gotten accustomed to using economic and managerial terms. Given that the worlds of culture and economy are seen as representing separate ‘logics’, two questions arise. Did this ‘transfer’ cause these terms to receive different connotations and meanings in the cultural and creative context? And how do the terms refer to underlying cultural and economic discourses? We will investigate this using the results of a longitudinal research performed among cultural and creative organizations in the Dutch city of Utrecht. We will draw on a theoretical approach that looks at ‘communication as constitutive’ of organizations and we will investigate how meaning making practice is related to professionalisms in the observed context.

Keywords

Cultural Organization Professional Identity Cultural Strategy Managerial Term Economic Concept 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. Alvesson, M. and Kärreman, D. (2000): Varieties of discourse: On the study of organizations through discourse analysis. In: Human Relations, 53(9), 1125-1149.Google Scholar
  2. Ashcraft, K.L., Kuhn, T. R. and Cooren, F. (2009). Constitutional amendments: “Materializing” organizational communication. In: The Academy of Management Annals, 3(1), 1-64.Google Scholar
  3. Bachmann-Medick, D. (2015): Cultural turns. Berlin: De Gruyter.Google Scholar
  4. Bourdieu, P. (1993): The field of cultural production. Columbia University Press.Google Scholar
  5. Giddens, A. (1984): The constitution of society. University of California Press.Google Scholar
  6. Heracleous, L. (2006): Discourse, interpretation, organization. Cambridge University Press.Google Scholar
  7. Hagoort, G. (1992): Cultureel ondernemerschap, een inleiding in kunstmanagement. Phaedon.Google Scholar
  8. Hatch, M. and Yanow, D. (2003): Organization theory as an interpretive science. In Tsoukas, H. and C. Knudsen (Ed.): The Oxford handbook of organization theory, 63-87. Oxford University Press.Google Scholar
  9. Hatch, M.J. and Schultz, M. (2002): The dynamics of organizational identity. In: Human Relations, 55(8), 989-1018.Google Scholar
  10. Heracleous, L., and Hendry, J. (2000): Discourse and the study of organization: Toward a structurational perspective. In: Human Relations, 53(10): 1251-1286.Google Scholar
  11. Huber, L., and Zobl, E. (2014): INTERVENE! Künstlerische Interventionen II: Bildung als kritische Praxis. P-Art-Icipate. Kultur Aktiv Gestalten, (5), 1-13 [online: http://www.p-art-icipate.net/cms/issues/5-intervene-ii/]
  12. Kolsteeg, J. (2014): Shifting gear. The daily deliberation between arts and economics in cultural and creative organisations in Utrecht, 2010-2012. Delft: Eburon.Google Scholar
  13. Kolsteeg, J., and Jacobs, R. (2014): Experience economy: Management and transformation. Towards the art manager as an ethical figure. Beyond Frames, 65-72.Google Scholar
  14. Kolsteeg, J. (2015): Cultureel leiders zijn gespreksleiders. In: Schramme, A. (2015): De cultuurmanager. Lannoo Campus.Google Scholar
  15. Kwakman, F.E. (2007): The professional service firm of the future. Nijenrode UniversityGoogle Scholar
  16. Langley, A. (2007): Process thinking in strategic organization. Strategic organization, 5(3), 271-282.Google Scholar
  17. Lavaert, S., and Gielen, P. (2009): De onmaat van de kunst. Openarchive.Cbs.Dk, 17, 72-85 [online: http://www.opencahier.nl].
  18. Lazzarato, M.M., and Murphy, T.S. (2007): Strategies of the political entrepreneur. In: SubStance, 36(1), 87-97.Google Scholar
  19. Lewis, M.A. and Brown, A. D. (2012): How different is professional service operations management? Journal of Operations Management.Google Scholar
  20. Matthyssens, P. and Schramme, A. (2010): Nieuwe denkkaders versus oude gewoontes. In: Schramme, A. (Ed.): De verbeelding (opnieuw) aan de macht. LannooCampus.Google Scholar
  21. MinOCW (2009): Waarde van Creatie. Brief Cultuur en Economie. Ministery of Education, Culture and Science, and Ministery of Economic Affairs.Google Scholar
  22. Mouffe, C. (2005): Over het politieke. Klement / Pelckmans.Google Scholar
  23. Noordegraaf, M. (2011): Risky business: How professionals and professional fields (must) deal with organizational issues. In: Organization Studies, 32(10), 1349-1371.Google Scholar
  24. Phillips, N. and C. Hardy (2002): Discourse analysis: investigating processes of social construction. Sage.Google Scholar
  25. Ray, L. and Sayer, A. (1999): Culture and economy after the cultural turn. Sage.Google Scholar
  26. RvC (2011): Sectoranalyse. Raad voor Cultuur. Den Haag.Google Scholar
  27. Spicer, A., Alvesson, M. and Kärreman, D. (2009): Critical performativity: The unfinished business of critical management studies. In: Human Relations, 62(4), 537-560.Google Scholar
  28. Thomas, P. and Hewitt, J. (2011): Managerial organization and professional autonomy: A discourse-based conceptualization. In: Organization Studies, 32(10), 1373-1393.Google Scholar
  29. Tsoukas, H. (2005): Afterword: why language matters in the analysis of organizational change. In: Journal of Organizational Change Management, 18(1), 96-104.Google Scholar
  30. Tsoukas, H. and Chia, R. (2002): On organizational becoming: Rethinking organizational change. In: Organization Science, 13(5), 567-582.Google Scholar
  31. Vestheim, G. (2012): Cultural policy-making: negotiations in an overlapping zone between culture, politics and money. In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, 18(5), 530-544.Google Scholar
  32. Weick, K. (1979): The social psychology of organizing. New York: Random House.Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH 2017

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.GroningenNetherlands

Personalised recommendations