Economics of Culture: New Aspects and New Trends


Oscar Alfranca Burriel (Editor)
Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Campus del Baix Llobregat, DEAB ESAB, Barcelona, Spain

Series: Economic Issues, Problems and Perspectives, Focus on Civilizations and Cultures
BISAC: BUS000000

The aim of this book is to incorporate the main idea that culture is directly related to economic activity using economic analysis from a multidisciplinary perspective.

From this very first perception, several difficulties appear. The first is related to the use of rigorous and testable methodologies that could allow the quantification of the value of an artistic work and even the consideration of what an artistic work could be. In this book, we present these problems from an extensive perception in order to take into account not only aspects strictly related to economics, but also to the interdependence of arts and culture with a wide amount of different perspectives on economic analysis.

The book is mainly structured into two parts. The first is to introduce a discussion on the value of culture and the value of artistic works. This discussion opens the door to an essential idea in the economics of culture, such as the theoretical foundations, to estimate the value of art and culture, and the relevance of the existence an artistic work.

The second part of this work is mainly concerned with different economic issues related to arts and culture under a multidisciplinary methodology. Specifically, in this part of the book, eleven papers are included in which different issues related to culture economics are proposed and analyzed from economic, social, institutional and environmental perspectives. (Imprint: Nova)

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. The “Miracle” of Wedding at Cana and the Non-Use Value of a Cultural Landscape
(Luis Maldonado Rius, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)

Chapter 2. The Role of Culture in the Economy of the European Countries
(Víctor M. González-Sánchez and Susana de los Ríos Sastre, National University of Distance Education, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 3. Proposal for a VCIT Model Applied to Family SMEs: Some Thoughts in the First Global Crisis
(José Manuel Saiz-Álvarez and David Cohén Wahnón, Nebrija University, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 4. Accountability in Culture: The Italian Experience
(Gina Rossi and Chiara Leardini, University of Udine, Italy, and others)

Chapter 5. Specific Economic Features of the Artistic-Cultural Sector
(Cristina Nardi Spiller, University of Verona, Italy)

Chapter 6. New Paths for Local Development: The Role of Cultural Districts
(Paola Savi, University of Verona, Italy)

Chapter 7. The Efficiency of the Education Sector in Michoacan, 2000 – 2009
(J. Refugio Rodríguez Velázquez, Rodrigo Gómez Monge, Hilda R. Guerrero García Rojas and Luis Alberto Seguí Amórtegui, Universidad Michoacana de San Nicolás de Hidalgo, Mexico, and others)

Chapter 8. Competition among Cultures in International Development Aid: A Case Study of Entrepreneurship in Tanzania
(Jordi Bacaria and Josep M. Coll, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain)

Chapter 9. The Role of Peace Culture on Economic Performance
(Alberto Colino, Marta Peris-Ortiz and Carlos Rueda-Armengot, Universidad Antonio de Nebrija, Madrid, Spain, and others)

Chapter 10. Social Capital, Institutions and Economic Policy
(Maria-Soledad Castaño Martínez, University of Castilla-La Mancha, Spain)

Chapter 11. The Economics of the Olympic Games: The Case of Barcelona 1992
(Joan Pasqual, Francesc Trillas and Hugo Fuentes, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, and others)

Chapter 12. Reading Habits in Spain and the Role of Environmental Cultural Resources
(Nela Filimon, Universitat de Girona, Spain)

Chapter 13. Cultural Landscapes in Periurban Territories. The Case of Baix Llobregat (Spain)
(Oscar Alfranca, Luis Maldonado and Xavier Recasens, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya, Spain)


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