Festival/arrangør

Generation of interpersonal skills: a study of informal learning among volunteers

Elstad, B.
Norges Handelshøgskole, Bergen

This study develops a conceptual  model that explains  the variation  of interpersonal skills among volunteers.  An overall perspective is the assumption  that people can learn informally outside organizational  borders. Both individual and situational characteristics are considered as important  in explaining  individuals  behavior. The  main  learning mechanisms  that are introduced in the model are: learning from practice,  learning by modeling, and learning by information exchange.

The model developed  was tested on volunteers at the Kongsberg Jazz Festival. The results from the analyses show that both individual  and situational  factors explain the variation of increased interpersonal  skills. More precisely, motivation to learn, age, job challenge, and feedback from supervisors, are significantly related to the generation of increased interpersonal skills for the whole sample in the study. The study does not find any interaction effects. In the last section  of the dissertation limitations  and implications  of the study are provided.

2000
Norway
Dissertation
Festival/arrangør

Evaluation of Events: Scandinavian experiences

Mossberg, L. L.
Cognizant Communication Corporation, New York
2000
USA
bok
Festival/arrangør

Festivaler – kan utkanten bli begivenhetens sentrum?

Walderhaug, M.
Norsk Kulturråd, Oslo
(s. 53-70)
2000
Norge
Bokkapittel
Festival/arrangør

Frivillig innsats

Wollebæk, D.,
Selle, P.,
Lorentzen, H.
Fagbokforlaget, Bergen

Hva får folk til å engasjere seg i frivillig arbeid? Hvilken rolle spiller frivillige organisasjoner i det norske samfunnet? Hvordan påvirkes organisasjonene av de allmenne moderniseringsprosessene rundt oss? Denne boken søker svar på disse spørsmålene. De frivillige organisasjonene kan tre typer bidrag. For det første sosial tilhørighet, mening og fellesskapsfølelse. For det andre er de viktige bidragsytere i den demokratiske meningsdanningen. For det tredje yter de viktige økonomiske bidrag. Ikkeminst gjennom omfattende ulønnet arbeidsinnsats. Boken inneholder omfattende analyse av de frivillige organisasjonenes rolle langs disse tre dimensjonene. Den viser at omfanget av frivillig innsats fortsatt er blant de største i Europa. Den frivilligearbeidsinnsatsen utgjør ca. 114 000 årsverk. Men organisasjonslandskapet har forandret seg kraftig gjennom de siste femti årene. De kollektive verdiene som frivillig engasjement er tuftet på, synes å være i langsom oppløsning. Viljen til å inngå i et forpliktende fellesskap i organisasjonssamfunnet er sviktende, særlig blant ungdom. Mange er mest opptatt av aktiviteter, mindre av hvem som skaper dem. Færre engasjerer seg ut over eget nærmiljø. Er det tradisjonelle fundamentet for frivillig deltakelse truet? I så fall kan organisasjonene bli mindre viktige, både for velferdsstaten og demokrati.

2000
Norge
bok
Festival/arrangør

Organising events: managing conflict and consensus in a political market square

LARSON, M.,
WICKSTROM, E.
Event Management, Vol. 7, 51–65
Vol. 7, 51–65
Events are organized by several different actors with individual interests. In order to perform the project task at hand, actors form relationships aimed at cooperation. Relationships involve political processes, which can be understood from a consensus and a conflict perspective. From the consensus perspective, mutual commitment, trust, and conversation are important to build fruitful relationships. From the conflict perspective, tensions, conflicts, and power games are considered unavoidable aspects of social interaction, which create change and renewal. This article aims at describing and understanding political processes in event project networks. The findings suggest that processes within project networks are predominantly based on either a consensus or a conflict perspective. However, consensus and conflict are not to be regarded as poles apart. Instead, they are intertwined and coexist in relational interaction. Actors use different strategies to manage political processes, aiming at building either legitimacy or mutual commitment.
2001
Sverige
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Rationalizing Lithuanian contemporary music field: institutional processes

PARULSKIENE, D.
In the thesis there is argued that organizations in an arts field are not driven only by rational decisions, that they are concerned also with question of legitimacy, need to conform existing social institutions and professional norms. Institutional analysis of five music festivals gives evidence that in Lithuanian contemporary music field during the decade of independence occurred institutional change toward democratization and commercialization of productive and reproductive processes. The festivals started to be driven by the logic of struggle for legitimacy within economic and political power - the state, professionals, and certain groups of audiences. Research shows that arts organizations in their struggle for legitimacy become more similar in their practices, and lack of innovation is clearly apparent here. Main reasons of institutional homogenization on the field level are dependence on the centralized state financing, high level of professionalization, and re-established during the independence period structuration of the field with the dominant position of professional association. Available socio‐cultural analysis of the personalities, involved in the organization of the festivals, implies that role of the individuals in the field, their ability to challenge established rules and norms, is crucial.
2001
Finland
Avhandling
Festival/arrangør

Are you experienced!

O'Dell, T.
Kulturella Perspektiv - Svensk etnologisk tidskrift, Stockholm: Carlsson
10 (3) (s. 27-33)
2001
Sverige
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Valuing the arts: Pitfalls in economic impact studies of arts festivals.

SNOWBALL, J. D.
South African Journal of Economics. 70(8) 1297-1319
70(8) 1297-1319
Economic Impact Studies have been used to measure the value of a variety of public and mixed goods, such as arts festivals, sports facilities and educational institutions, partly to motivate for public funds. The attraction of this sort of study rests largely on the fact that it produces a quantifiable monetary measure of the value of a project as opposed to a less easily valued qualitative study. "Public officials, boosters and the media accept the quantifiable which appears to represent reality in order to justify a desired project". Seaman pointed out that arts impact studies have been useful in "clarifying industry and sectoral interaction and output changes". It has been argued, however, that economic impact studies, while appearing to provide useful monetary estimates, are in fact plagued by a number of methodological problems.
2002
Sør Afrika
Artikkel
Festival/arrangør

Estimating the economic impacts of festivals and events: a research guide

JANECZKO, B.,
MULES, T.,
RITCHIE, B.
CRC for Sustainable Tourism
The study's focus is to quantify the overall economic impact upon the local area of Snowy Region (Australia) regarding several cultural events, as well as supplying basic understanding of the processes involved within the economical impact assessment. It differs from many other studies into the economic impacts of events in that the focus of attention is the small regional economy, with a focus on the sub-State regional economic impact, where both the events and the regional economy in which those are held are smaller than the usual cases found in most economical impact studies and with the added challenge of the lack of industrial interconnectivity (core to the input-output model).
2002
Australia
Working Paper
Festival/arrangør

Events and place making, proceedings of international event research conference, Sydney july 2002

JAGO, L.,
DEERY, R.,
ALLEN, J.,
HEDE, A.
Australian Centre for Event Management
The focus of the first conference, held in 2000, was on identifying and analyzing the existing research on events, and creating an event research agenda for the future. The conference attracted an excellent mix of event practitioners, government representatives and academics from Australia and overseas. At the end of the conference, there was a strongly supported motion to stage the conference every two years. The second conference is themed on Events and Place Making. And it examines the use of events to build communities and to brand destinations, as well as related themes of event management strategies, marketing, operations, human resources, volunteering and event research issues.
2002
Australia
Konferansebidrag
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