The MMIAM Journey

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

Abruzzo Associates Releases New Data on Performing Arts Center CEO Executive Compensation Reductions in the Wake of Covid-19

James Abruzzo, a member of MMIAM’s International Advisory Committee, and Jessica Drymer, a 2020 MMIAM graduate, have been working together at Abruzzo Associates since September. James is Global Head of DHR International’s Global Nonprofit Practice as well as the founder and President of Abruzzo Associates, a consulting company specializing in compensation studies and contract negotiations …

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The Figure of the Cultural Entrepreneur

A Political Construct (Abridged)

The article is intended to contribute to our understanding of this concept by contextualizing the figure of the cultural entrepreneur. It seeks to examine the ideological and economic context of the concept of entrepreneurship. It is guided by two questions: “Is cultural entrepreneurship something other than a political or institutional injunction?” and “What are the …

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Notre-Dame is Burning: Learning from the Crisis of a Superstar Religious Monument (Abridged)

On the night of 15 April 2019, Notre-Dame de Paris cathedral caught fire.  Within a few hours, two thirds of the roof, the structure and the 93-metre spire of this building, whose construction began in the 12th century, were destroyed and parts of the interior were grievously damaged. But due to the efforts of 500 …

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The Paradoxes of “Teaming” in the Creative Events Industry: The Case of Balich Worldwide Shows (Abridged)

Balich Worldwide Shows (BWS) is an Italy-based firm that operates globally in the entertainment production market, creating, designing and producing live events such as Olympic ceremonies, permanent and touring shows and exclusive events. Projects on this scale require complex teams that are large, diverse, highly specialized and virtual. The authors analyze the BWS case from …

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