The MMIAM Journey

A blog about the Master of Management
in International Arts Management program

Stability and Compatibility in the Receptivity of US Arts and Culture Organizations to Corporate Support (Abridged)

Nonprofit organizations are exploring innovative ways to replace revenue as government funding shrinks and competition for private funding intensifies (Seitanidi and Ryan, 2007). The literature examines the variety of sources of nonprofit revenue, from earned sources to contributed sources (Chang and Tuckman, 1994; Krawczyk et al. 2017). Among the four primary sources of contributed revenue …

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Closing the Museum Leadership Gap

Theoretical Framework and Empirical Investigation of Museum Leader Attributes (Abridged)

Many of the museum executives in the Western world currently belong to the baby boom generation and will retire in the next few years (Bernhardt 2013; Sargeant and Day 2018; Stewart 2016). The predictable result will be a wide “museum leadership gap” (Baldwin and Ackerson 2006, 349) and, consequently, a need for the recruitment of …

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Customer Engagement and New Product Adoption in the Music Industry

The Importance of Fit Between Brand and New Product Innovativeness (Abridged)

In the last two decades the music industry has been through radical changes, mainly because of digitalization (Théberge 2015). The number of new music releases has considerably increased due to lower production and distribution costs. This growth has greatly expanded competition in the music market, where sales are more and more concentrated (Aguiar and Waldfogel …

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How Status Affects the Unconventionality of Opera Repertoires

Conflicting Criteria for Status Distinction, Aesthetic Conventionality and Repertoire Nonconformity in Italian Opera (Abridged)

Status is defined as “an organization’s position in the social system that can be ranked among other positions based on its relative prestige or social esteem” (Jensen et al. 2011, 87). It serves as the leading explanation for an organization’s tendency to conform or distinguish itself in a given field. The position occupied by an …

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