Inside a cultural agency: team ethnography and knowledge exchange

Schlesinger, P. , Selfe, M. and Munro, E. (2015) Inside a cultural agency: team ethnography and knowledge exchange. Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society, 45(2), pp. 66-83. (doi: 10.1080/10632921.2015.1039741)

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This article undertakes an auto-critical analysis of the research team's ethnographic study of Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), a Scottish creative business support agency. We discuss the team's composition and how this relates to other analyses of ethnographic teamwork. Our research is situated in the wider policy context of the “creative-economic” turn in the UK's research funding. This has been accompanied by increased emphasis on “knowledge exchange” and “impact” in the drive for greater accountability in higher education. The team's evolution in the course of undertaking research is illustrated by reference to four “pivotal moments,” which illustrate how we “performed” knowledge exchange.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Munro, Dr Ealasaid and Schlesinger, Professor Philip and Selfe, Dr Melanie
Authors: Schlesinger, P., Selfe, M., and Munro, E.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society
ISSN (Online):1930-7799
Published Online:30 June 2015
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 The Authors
First Published:First published in Journal of Arts Management, Law, and Society 45(2):66-83
Publisher Policy:Reproduced under a Creative Commons License

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Project CodeAward NoProject NamePrincipal InvestigatorFunder's NameFunder RefLead Dept
610401Supporting Creative Business: The Cultural Enterprise Office and its clients.Philip SchlesingerArts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC)AH/K002570/1CCA - THEATRE FILM AND TV STUDIES