The invitation for  contribution: Organising for innovation in the cultural sector – R&D Management Conference 2022

The invitation for contribution: Organising for innovation in the cultural sector – R&D Management Conference 2022

Much attention has been paid so far to social economy organisations (SEOs) in work integration and social services. Much less research exists around cultural activities concerning their features, organisational models and potential to activate processes of inclusion. Recalling the insights of the EMES Malta workshop within the Empower-SE Action, we consider social economy organisations again in the cultural and creative industries (CCISEOs) and invite scholars to contribute to the debate around their features and innovation capacity, including their capacity to respond to the pandemic crisis and recognising the specific and collective benefits that they can generate across societal groups, urban and rural areas, high and low-income groups.

On behalf of our institutional member EURICSE, Silvia Sacchetti invites scholars to discuss these issues in the context of the specific innovations and organisational conditions at the next R&D Management Conference 2022, held in Trento 9-13 July 2022. The special track will be dedicated to organising innovation in the cultural sector (Track 3.7). The track’s focus exceeds the social economy, but organisers believe that the very nature of many cultural organisations makes social economy organisations key actors in this debate.

Please submit work that aims to analyse the new technological, organisational and economic transformations that the cultural sector and the organisations operating within it have undergone over the past years. 

The focus includes (but is not limited to) the effects and adaptations in the cultural industry following technological changes (such as music/movies streaming platforms, the use of live-broadcasting platforms, digitalisation of culture), and the pandemic crisis. The focus is on the contextual situation’s opportunities for innovation and change. 

More specifically, this track encourages paper submissions that:

  • Analyse how cultural organisations innovate facing major economic and technological dynamics of the sector and the social and health crisis, and the policies and incentives coming from the public sector. New governance modes, particularly public-private partnerships between the public and the social economy, and corporate social responsibility strategies will also be the focus of this track.
  • Analyse current economic, social and technological dynamics from the point of view of networking among organisations and individuals, including communities of practice within the cultural sector. 
  • Address what organisational capabilities need to be combined to address both the production of cultural value and the needs of economic sustainability.
  • Analyse more, in general, the forms of governance and organising that cultural organisations adopt for cultural production.

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