Frontiers of Creative Industries: Exploring Structural and Categorical Dynamics Vol: 55

Candace Jones
University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

Massimo Maoret
IESE Business School, USA

Product Details
03 Apr 2018
Emerald Publishing Limited
304 pages - 152 x 229mm
Research in the Sociology of Organizations


Creative industries are a growing and globally important area for both economic vitality and cultural expression of industrialized nations.  The growth and dynamism of creative industries depends on “continuous innovation” that must manage inherent tensions such as novelty to attract consumers and sustain artistic expression and familiarity to aid comprehension and stabilize demand for cultural products.  

In this volume, the macro-structural conditions that shape creative industries – their institutional, categorical and structural dynamics- are examined to provide an overview of new trends and emerging issues in scholarship on this topic.  Creative industries offer products and services that range from the prosaic to the sublime and provide meaning to our lives, and this volume features a wide range of examples, from advertising, to architecture, art markets, Champagne wine, fashion and music.  Contributors examine topics such as the micro-interactions of brokerage relations; how actors transform a brokerage role from control to co-production to enact creative leadership; how investors provide legitimacy to the new categories such as abstract art; how technological disintermediation creates alternative category processes such as authenticity; how social relations shape social evaluation; how prototypical producers can trespass categories and avert negative evaluation; how personal styles enable social evaluation; and how the ambiguity of a category, such as Swing music, facilitated its adaptability and longevity.  The volume concludes with an Afterword examining research on creative industries as a form of cultural product and a category in itself.  

Introduction; Candace Jones and Massimo Maoret 
1. Brokerage Styles and Interaction Rituals in Creative Projects: Towards an Interactionist Perspective on Brokerage; Santi Furnari and Marianna Rolbina 
2. Creative Leadership for Social Innovation; Silviya Svejenova and Lærke Christiansen  
3. Strange Bedfellows: Art and Finance or the Monet-ization of Art; Stoyan Sgourev 
4. Why is style not in fashion? Using the concept of "style" to understand the creative industries; Frédéric Godart  
5. The Social Structure of Consecration in Cultural Fields: The Influence of Status, Social Distance and Positive Ties in Audience-Candidate Evaluative Processes; Erik Aadland, Gino Cattani and Simone Ferriani  
6. Institutionalizing Authenticity in the Digitized World of Music; Noah Askin and Joeri Mol  
7. Ambiguity and the Longevity of Creative Industries: The Case of Swing through the Lens of Interdisciplinary Collaboration; Sonia Coman-Ernstoff and Damon Phillips  
8. Not the usual suspects: Default expectations and the strategic use of categories; Amandine Ody-Brazier 
Afterword: The Creative Industries - Arts and Materiality Redux; Paul Hirsch and Kartikeya Bajpai
Candace Jones is the Chair of Global Creative Enterprise at the University of Edinburgh Business School, UK. She is co-editor of The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries and is on the Editorial Review Boards of Academy of Management Review, Journal of Professions and Organization, Organization Science and Organization Studies.
Massimo Maoret is Assistant Professor at IESE Business School, USA, and a Marie Curie Fellow of the European Commission. His work has appeared in multiple prestigious academic journals, including Organization Science, the Strategic Management Journal, Advances in Strategic Management and the Proceedings of the Academy of Management.

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