Why culture attracts and resists economic analysis

Doyle, G. (2010) Why culture attracts and resists economic analysis. Journal of Cultural Economics, 34(4), pp. 245-259. (doi: 10.1007/s10824-010-9128-9)

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The realm of arts and culture can be seen as ephemeral and ill-suited to the ‘intrusion’ of quantitative analysis. Yet, demand amongst end-users for economic research into cultural and creative industries is stronger today than ever it has been in the past. Oddly, culture seems to both attract and resist economic analysis. Drawing on an analysis of recent research findings related to multi-platform strategies in the television industry, this article examines what is distinctive about economics of culture, and it assesses the appeals but also the challenges associated with conducting scholarly research work in this particular area.

Item Type:Articles
Additional Information:The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10824-010-9128-9
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Doyle, Professor Gillian
Authors: Doyle, G.
Subjects:P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN1990 Broadcasting
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > Theatre Film and TV Studies
Journal Name:Journal of Cultural Economics
Publisher:Springer US
ISSN (Online):1573-6997
Published Online:30 July 2010
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2010 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
First Published:First published in Journal of Cultural Economics 34(4):245-259
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher

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