This book of six case studies demonstrates the critical role entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinking play in reinventing cultural organizations to make them relevant and sustainable for the twenty-first century and beyond. Through the lenses of cultural entrepreneurship, change management and complexity theory, these readable and inspirational cases offer an in-depth analysis of how a variety of cultural organizations—small and large; local, regional and national; museums and arts organizations—have found opportunities in complex situations to create new identities and missions and in doing so, have revitalized their organizations and in many cases, surrounding communities.
Case Studies in Cultural Entrepreneurship offers highly focused case studies that demonstrate the critical role entrepreneurs and entrepreneurial thinking play in reinventing cultural organizations. The reader has access to the full complexity of the situation facing these leaders. Historical background, choices, actors, external and internal forces, decision points, and results are detailed and examined in a way that is highly readable, approachable and accessible to a wide audience of professionals working in the museum field or with other cultural organizations.
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