1st Edition

Rethinking Culture and Creativity in the Digital Transformation

    This book discusses the role of digital technologies in the growth and development of cultural organizations and the creative sector. It includes contributions by authoritative scholars who address this topic through different perspectives, methodologies and approaches.

    The first part of the volume focusses on theoretical contributions that identify the main transformations caused by the digital revolution, the use of data, outlining new possible analytic frameworks and future lines of research. The second part of the volume presents empirical contributions applied to different fields in the study of the cultural and creative sectors. These range from analyses of traditional cultural organizations such as museums, the evolution of trajectories in the fashion industry, techno-creative communities, digital services for tourism, to cultural and creative industries and wealth and creative work.

    This edited volume will be of great value to scholars in the fields of Economics and Management including Economic Geography and Economic Development. Students and researchers interested in learning more about new technologies and their impact on cultural and creative sectors will also benefit from this book. This book was originally published as a special issue of European Planning Studies.

    Introduction: rethinking culture and creativity in the digital transformation

    Luciana Lazzeretti, Stefania Oliva, Niccolò Innocenti and Francesco Capone

    1. What is the role of culture facing the digital revolution challenge? Some reflections for a research agenda

    Luciana Lazzeretti

    2. Data-driven arts and cultural organizations: opportunity or chimera?

    Massimiliano Nuccio and Enrico Bertacchini

    3. Valuing culture and creativity impacts in a global technological era: reshaping the analytical framework

    Pedro Costa

    4. Museums and digital technology: a literature review on organizational issues

    Francesca Taormina and Sara Bonini Baraldi

    5. Is innovation in ICT valuable for the efficiency of Italian museums?

    Calogero Guccio, Marco Ferdinando Martorana, Isidoro Mazza, Giacomo Pignataro and Ilde Rizzo

    6. Exploring the marriage between fashion and ‘Made in Italy’ and the key role of G.B. Giorgini

    Luciana Lazzeretti and Stefania Oliva

    7. Path renewal dynamics in the Kyoto kimono cluster: how to revitalize cultural heritage through digitalization

    Silvia Rita Sedita and Tamane Ozeki

    8. Anatomy of a techno-creative community – the role of brokers, places, and events in the emergence of projection mapping in Nantes

    Etienne Capron, Dominique Sagot-Duvauroux and Raphaël Suire

    9. The impact of cultural and creative industries on the wealth of countries, regions and municipalities

    Rafael Boix Domenech, Blanca De Miguel Molina and Pau Rausell-Köster

    10. Exploiting the technology-driven structural shift to creative work in regional catching-up: toward an institutional framework

    Ben Vermeulen and Eleonora Psenner

    11. Uses and practices of digital services in a situation of mobility: evolution versus revolution? The case of the Champs Elysées

    Marie Delaplace, Leïla Kebir, Marjolaine Gros-Balthazard and François Bavaud


    Luciana Lazzeretti is Full Professor in Management at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Firenze, Italy.

    Stefania Oliva is Research Fellow in Management at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Firenze, Italy.

    Niccolò Innocenti is Research Associate at the Florence School of Regulation of the European University Institute, Italy.

    Francesco Capone is Associate Professor in Management at the Department of Economics and Management of the University of Firenze, Italy.