Creativity at Work: Film Festival Research from an Organizational Studies Perspective

Charles-Clemens Rüling, Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen

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The annual film festival is a very European institution invented more than 60-70 years ago. As a research topic, however, film festivals have received surprisingly little and scattered attention within organization and management studies. Film festivals have recently met a mounting interest among film and media scholars. This article provides an introduction to the growing literature on film festivals and argues for a threefold research agenda within organizational studies by looking at film festivals as arenas of emergence, analyzing the role of film festivals within the global film industries, and studying film festivals as organizations. By suggesting this research agenda we intent to draw the attention of organization and management scholars to a hitherto overlooked and potentially promising area of research for organization and management studies.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationFrederiksberg
Publisherimagine.. CBS
Number of pages13
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2010
SeriesCreative Encounters Working Paper


  • Film festivals
  • Field configuring events
  • Cinema
  • Events

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