The MMIAM Journey

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

Arts Management in Developing Countries: A Latin American Perspective (Abridged)

by Jaime Ruiz-Gutiérrez, Philip Stanley Grant, François Colbert Mainstream academia has focused on Arts Management in developed countries. Therefore, shaped by the different artistic, cultural and social contexts in developing economies, this research proposes a new model to help understand Arts Management in Latin America. In Latin America, a lot of arts and culture organizations …

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Board Composition and Organizational Performance in the Cultural Sector: The Case of Italian Opera Houses (Abridged)

by Paola Dubini and Alberto Monti The most significant event of opera houses in Italy is the reform of 1996, transforming opera houses from government bodies into foundations with boards of directors, budget autonomy, and responsibility for hiring and firing. As a consequence of the reform, the general manager is appointed by the board rather …

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New Variations of Dual Leadership: Insights From Finnish Theatre (Abridged)

by Mari Järvinen, Heli Ansio, and Pia Houni The Study In this article we describe dual leadership as it exists in Finnish professional theatre in the years since 2000. In 2012 there were 46 drama theatres and 10 dance companies subject to Finland’s Theatres and Orchestras Act, plus the National Opera and the National Theatre. …

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Breaking Down the Fourth Wall in Arts Management: The Implications of Engaging Users in Decision-Making (Abridged)

by Leila Jancovich   UNESCO defines three types of participation in culture: reception, through attendance at performances and exhibitions; production, through amateur engagement in creative practice; and interaction, through some form of dialogue, often digital, between the arts organization and the participant (Morrone, 2006). Arts management strategies can address all these areas. But what much …

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