Origins and Development of CEO



Vus chapter outlines the evolution of Cultural Enterprise Office over is years, tracing its development from the initial feasibility study in 1999, through its launch and four phases of operation. The final section sets out the shape of the organisation and its main business support activities during the period of observation (2013 2014). The chapter addresses the role of institutional narrative; CEO’s changing geographic remit; the way the organisation has drawn on and modified operational models from elsewhere; how it has intersected with and adapted itself to the existing local and national business support infrastructure. It concludes that the quest for survival has required CEO to continually adapt, re- orientating itself towards different sources of funding and responding to current policy trends.


business support incubators NESTA organisational narratives Scottish policy 


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© Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe and Ealasaid Munro 2015

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of GlasgowUK

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