Organisational change in arts and culture

This section has research that examines how organisations have successfully dealt with organisational change, how they have coped with shocks, and how they can adapt to new business models and funding sources.

The summaries in this category are:

When it comes to museum innovation, size matters

This research was conducted by Carmen Camarero, Mª José Garrido and Eva Vicente at the University of Valladolid, Spain

Summary

The paper presents the results of a study into the relationships between museum characteristics, innovation levels and performance. They found that larger museums were more likely to innovate in technology and …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Capital projects have the potential to bankrupt arts organisations

This research was conducted by Dana Elmquist at Baruch College CUNY, USA

Summary

The paper is based on interviews with three cultural leaders in New York who were dealing with the legacy of substantial capital projects. The research concludes that organisations must realise that they are 'masters of their own destiny …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Community consultation puts overstretched organisations on a better footing

This research was conducted by Ellen Rosewall at the University of Wisconsin-Green Bay, USA

Summary

The paper looked at developments in the state of Wisconsin in the USA, where ‘nearly 100’ capital projects have taken place since the early 1990s, a majority of the projects have a school connection and are …

By | 11 April 2014 |

Arts organisations should not blindly adopt corporate management techniques

This research was conducted by Martin Beirne and Stephanie Knight at the University of Glasgow and Queen Margaret University College, UK

Summary

This paper took a critical look at the way in which management techniques from the private sector have infused arts organisations. The authors suggest that simply incorporating management practices …

By | 20 March 2014 |

Strategic management will make museums more effective in achieving their goals

This research was conducted by Eva M. Reussner at Deakin University, Australia

Summary

This paper took a critical look at how strategic management might be applied to the running of museums. By applying this technique from outside the non-profit world, museums can create greater value for their visitors whilst expanding their …

By | 20 March 2014 |