Introduction: Managing Cultural Festivals: Context, Challenges and New Avenues of Research

Elisa Salvador, Jesper Strandgaard

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Since the late 1990s, cultural and creative sectors and industries have received increasing attention from scholars, practitioners and politicians as driving forces in the 21st-century economies. These sectors and industries are seen as sources for economic growth (Pine and Gilmore, 1999; Caves, 2000; Throsby, 2001) urban development (Jakob, 2013), branding for cities or local territories (Ooi and Strandgaard Pedersen, 2010, 2017; Scott, 2010), drivers for creativity (Lampel, Lant and Shamsie, 2000; Jones, Svejenova, Strandgaard Pedersen and Townley, 2016), as well as sources for social cohesion and solidarity (Higgs, Cunningham and Bakhshi, 2008).
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationManaging Cultural Festivals : Tradition and Innovation in Europe
EditorsElisa Salvador, Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen
Number of pages10
Place of PublicationAbingdon
Publication date2022
ISBN (Print)9780367649623, 9780367649609
ISBN (Electronic)9781003127185, 9781000562231
Publication statusPublished - 2022
SeriesRoutledge Research in the Creative and Cultural Industries

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