Instead of exploring the global/local logic of glocalization, this case study specifically concentrates on a form of local-to-local spatial dynamics. The spatial history of Hong Kong underground bandrooms is exploited to illustrate the translocal reproduction of spatiality. While the construction of this space was translocally inspired by music subculture from abroad, local spatiality absorbs transborder subcultural energies and re-channels them to become discursive resources for resisting local governmentality and the work- and-spend culture of transnational capitalistic discourse. Translocally inspired and locally accomplished, this underground site becomes a heterotopia in which very different spatial functions are set in juxtaposition. Beside inward heterotopian compression, it also connects outwardly to other translocal spaces of clubs, discos, hip-hop fashion shops and other localized spaces. This web of interconnected spaces provides and organizes the lifeworlds of a community of local graffitians, DJs and musicians, who mobilize transborder hip-hop and rock culture to construct and maintain a radically translocalized spatiality.
This article attempts to define and measure cultural industries in Sweden. It starts with a discussion of the definition and delineation of the term "cultural industries," arguing that a large range of goods and services can be considered culture industry products and that it is important to place the production and exchange of such products in the context of an industrial systems approach. The concept is then operationalized using Swedish data on employment and the activity of firms. The results suggest that the overall growth in both employment and the number of firms has been especially strong in the cultural industries. However, the number of active firms has been growing at a much faster pace than employment in these industries, indicating a quickly changing business environment. With regard to regional dimensions, Swedish cultural industries have a strong attraction to urban areas but an even stronger propensity to agglomerate. It is suggested that the spatial dynamics observed may be key to the development of the industries' competencies and success. In summary, the article presents the results of an extensive data analysis that found that cultural industries make an important contribution to the Swedish economy and labor market. It concludes by suggesting issues that need further quantitative and qualitative study.
|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.|
|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).|
|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.|
|Exploratory research was conducted with festival management professionals to determine the incidence and causes of festival failure. Although the small sample does not permit generalization, results clearly reveal that festival crises and failures are common, and a number of likely sources of failure are identified: the weather; lack of corporate sponsorship; overreliance on one source of money; inadequate marketing or promotion; and lack of advance or strategic planning. A number of theoretical frameworks are examined that can help explain festival failure and shape further research, including resource dependency, Porter's framework for assessing competitive advantages, population ecology, and the product life cycle.|
Kulturarven kan være med på å utløse verdiskaping i form av næringsutvikling. Dette kan enten skje direkte, gjennom at virksomheter baseres på et kulturminne, kulturmiljø eller tradisjonsbåren kunnskap, eller indirekte gjennom at bevisst satsing på (lokal) kulturarv kan bidra til å gjøre en kommune eller et sted mer attraktivt både å bo i og å etablere næringsvirksomhet i. I Møllebyen i Moss og kommunene Levanger, Inderøy og Verdal har man i variert omfang lykkes i å kombinere næringsutvikling og vern. Eksemplene viser at langsiktig og sikker finansiering, formell forankring spesielt på kommunal nivå, lokalt og bredt engasjement og et velfungerende samarbeid mellom alle berørte parter er viktige faktorer for at satsingen skal lykkes.
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