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.
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.
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 Laerke 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; Frederic 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