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5TH WORKSHOP ON 'MANAGING CULTURAL ORGANISATIONS'


BOLOGNA, ITALY, DECEMBER 14-15, 2015
CO-ORGANIZED WTTH

GIOCA

2013-14 GSA on Arts, Cultures & Management, AldEA

CHAIRPERSONS

Luca ZAN & Anna GUAGNINI
(University of Bologna)

BACKGROUND

Arts organisations, exhibitions centres, galleries, museums, archaeological sites and performing arts institutions, both public and private, have increasingly been put under pressure in the name of improved business efficiency and customer satisfaction in recent years. Privatisation, 'companisation' and managerialisation processes are often suggested as the solution for the survival of such entities. The international financial crisis has made conflicts harder, and the survival itself of many arts institution more challenging. In this context, the very nature of these institutions is called into question, as far as what they offer (contents, organizational arrangements, forms of interaction with the public) depends to a large extent on resources availability and management.

Following the first four workshops (London, January 2001; Bologna, December 2004, September 2008, September 2012), the aim of the workshop is to provide an ongoing forum for a dialogue between diverse and in some cases conflicting views in arts management. Patterns and possible consequences of the variety of changes occurring in management practices in arts organisations will be discussed.

A focus on international comparison is called for. The idea is to bring together different points of view from various disciplines on this interesting but under represented area in heritage management. As always, we encourage co-authoring by professionals and academics. Creative tools for presenting field research are also encouraged. A special track will be devoted to Industrial Archaeology.

CALL FOR PAPERS

The Workshop is based on call for papers. The following are some suggestions for possible topics to be discussed, without setting any limitation as to potential themes and perspectives:

  • The impact of the financial crisis on arts organizations.
  • Human resource management in a new institutional context: threats, fears and opportunities.
  • Managing the heritage chain from archaeological discovery to museum access.
  • National variations and commonalities in managing arts and cultural organizations.
  • Western-centrism and "the rest of the world": open issues and perspectives.
  • The role of international agencies and their impact in the preservation/disappearance of local specificities.
  • Organisational innovation: governance structures, operating mechanisms and social processes.
  • Product quality and economic viability: professional and managerial standards.
  • The process of social construction of notions of efficiency and effectiveness in art organisations.
  • Profitability, self-financing, autonomy, or simply accountability: the problematic application of common managerial concepts to arts non-profit organisations.
  • Privatisation, outsourcing, re-organisation beyond ideologies.
  • Partnerships between institutions, local and international, and their management. In reality, who leads?
  • Marketing orientation and the aesthetic/historic/professional point of view.
  • Value creation in the arts and creative industry.
  • New trends in the sociology of cultural consumption: the 'Experience Economy', excess capacity and market saturation.
  • Externalities, aggregate cost/benefit logic, and the managerial conduct of the individual organisation.
  • The difficult triangulation: professionals, arts policies and management discourses.
  • Pitfalls and degenerative impacts of the introduction of managerial and economic views for the survival of arts organisations.
  • Policies and practices and the issue of the level of analysis: between individual organizations, clusters, and urban and regional developments.

Special track on Industrial Heritage: Are we making the most of our glorious past? An assessment of the current state of industrial archaeology sites.

Paper accepted for presentation will be organized in sessions by theme.
Each paper will be assigned a discussant to enhance a thorough discussion of the papers.

The submission deadline is over.
 

PROGRAMME

Please click HERE to download the workshop programme.

PRACTICALITIES

The Workshop will take place at the
Department of Management of the University of Bologna
Via Capo di Luca 34
Bologna
http://www.scienzeaziendali.unibo.it/en

ACCOMMODATION

Here are 3 proposals :

Hotel Holiday http://www.hotelholiday-bo.com/ 
Ospitalità san tommaso http://www.ospitalitasantommaso.com/index.php?lang=en 
Camplus Living Bologna,  Foresteria S. Giovanni in Monte : http://www.camplusliving.it/en/citta/bologna/sgm/

FEES

The fees include participation to the workshop, workshop documents, lunches, morning and afternoon refreshments.
 

   
For participants affiliated with an institution that is member or associate member of the EIASM's
Academic Council
210,00 € (VAT Exempt)
For participants coming from another academic institution 260,00 € (VAT Exempt)

Cancellations made before November 20, 2015 will be reimbursed minus 20% of the total fee. No reimbursement will be possible after that date.

Payments should be made by :

  • The following credit cards: Visa or Eurocard/Mastercard/Access

DOWNLOAD LIST OF PARTICIPANTS

DOWNLOAD ACCEPTED PAPERS

ADMINISTRATION

Ms. Graziella Michelante - EIASM Conference Manager
EIASM - PASSAGE DU NORD - 19 - 1000 BRUSSELS - BELGIUM
Tel: +32 2 226 66 62 - Fax: +32 2 512 19 29
Email: michelante@eiasm.be