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Svensson, J., Tomson, K. & Rindzeviciute, E. (2017). Policy change as institutional work: Introducing cultural and creative industries into cultural policy. Qualitative research in organization and management, 12(2), 149-168
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Policy change as institutional work: Introducing cultural and creative industries into cultural policy
2017 (English)In: Qualitative research in organization and management, ISSN 1746-5648, E-ISSN 1746-5656, Vol. 12, no 2, p. 149-168Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Purpose: Policy change is frequently framed as resulting from governmental strategy based on explicit preferences, rational decision making and consecutive and aligned implementation. The purpose of this paper is to explore the theoretical perspective of institutional work as an alternative approach to understanding policy change, and investigates the construction of resources needed to perform such work.

Design/methodology/approach: The paper is based on a case study of the process wherein the idea of cultural and creative industries was introduced into Lithuanian cultural policy. The main data generating methods are document studies and qualitative interviews.

Findings: The analysis demonstrates the ways in which the resources needed to perform institutional work are created through the enactment of practice, and through the application of resourcing techniques. Three such techniques are identified in the empirical material: the application of experiences from other fields of practice, the elicitation of external support, and the borrowing of legitimacy.

Originality/value: The study offers an alternative approach to studies of policy change by demonstrating the value of institutional work in such change. Further, it contributes to the literature on institutional work by highlighting how instances of such work, drawing on a distributed agency, interlink and connect to each other in a process to produce policy change. Finally, it proposes three interrelated resourcing techniques underlying institutional work.

Keywords
Policy change, Institutional work, Cultural and creative industries, Resourcing
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-32769 (URN)10.1108/QROM-05-2016-1380 (DOI)000402936500004 ()2-s2.0-85037650616 (Scopus ID)
Projects
The struggle over culture: a study of cultural policy change in Lithuania and Sweden
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2017-06-12 Created: 2017-06-12 Last updated: 2018-09-26Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (Eds.). (2016). Kampen om kulturen: Idéer och förändring på det kulturpolitiska fältet (1ed.). Lund: Studentlitteratur
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Kampen om kulturen: Idéer och förändring på det kulturpolitiska fältet
2016 (Swedish)Collection (editor) (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Lund: Studentlitteratur, 2016. p. 318 Edition: 1
National Category
Social Sciences
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-31305 (URN)978-91-44-11105-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-12-06 Created: 2016-12-06 Last updated: 2016-12-07Bibliographically approved
Rindzevičiūtė, E., Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (2016). The international transfer of creative industries as a policy idea. The International Journal of Cultural Policy, 22(4), 594-610
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The international transfer of creative industries as a policy idea
2016 (English)In: The International Journal of Cultural Policy, ISSN 1028-6632, E-ISSN 1477-2833, Vol. 22, no 4, p. 594-610Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article examines the transfer of creative industries as a policy idea to Lithuania. Tracing the stages of the transfer and analysing its consequences in the local cultural policy field, this paper argues for the importance of studying cultural policy process. The findings reveal that the process of the international transfer of creative industries mattered, because it generated wider transformations in cultural policy field by having ambiguous effects on local power relations. The policy idea of creative industries opened the cultural policy field to new actors. As a result, competition for scarce state funding increased, but cultural organisations gained access to the European Union structural funds. In all, creative industries as a policy idea significantly transformed Lithuanian state cultural policy, in that it led to a reassessment of both the practices and identities of cultural organisations.

Keywords
creative industries, policy transfer, the British Council, translation
National Category
Business Administration
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-26804 (URN)10.1080/10286632.2015.1025067 (DOI)000381410700007 ()2-s2.0-84925430998 (Scopus ID)1338/42/2010 (Local ID)1338/42/2010 (Archive number)1338/42/2010 (OAI)
Projects
Kampen om kulturen: en studie av kulturpolitisk förändring i Sverige och Litauen
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies, 1338/42/2010
Available from: 2015-04-07 Created: 2015-04-07 Last updated: 2018-04-05Bibliographically approved
Rindzeviciute, E., Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (2014). From a Policy Instrument to a Struggle for Meaning and Power: A Case of the International Transfer of Creative Industries as a Policy Idea from Western to Eastern Europe. In: : . Paper presented at The 5th LAEMOS (Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies), Havana, Cuba, 2-5 April 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>From a Policy Instrument to a Struggle for Meaning and Power: A Case of the International Transfer of Creative Industries as a Policy Idea from Western to Eastern Europe
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-23353 (URN)
Conference
The 5th LAEMOS (Latin American and European Meeting on Organization Studies), Havana, Cuba, 2-5 April 2014.
Available from: 2014-04-23 Created: 2014-04-23 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved
Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (2014). Managing institutional complexity: a process perspective on the strategic handling of multiple institutional demands in the Swedish school sector. In: : . Paper presented at 30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, July 3-5, 2014..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Managing institutional complexity: a process perspective on the strategic handling of multiple institutional demands in the Swedish school sector
2014 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-24677 (URN)
Conference
30th EGOS Colloquium, Rotterdam, July 3-5, 2014.
Projects
Utvärdering av rektorsprogrammet
Available from: 2014-09-24 Created: 2014-09-24 Last updated: 2015-07-03Bibliographically approved
Rindzeviciute, E., Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (2013). Cultural policy in translation?: The concept of creative industries travels to Lithuania. In: On conference website: . Paper presented at 6th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research,Copenhagen, August 14-16, 2013..
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Cultural policy in translation?: The concept of creative industries travels to Lithuania
2013 (English)In: On conference website, 2013Conference paper, Published paper (Other academic)
National Category
Public Administration Studies Business Administration
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society; Baltic and East European studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21526 (URN)1338/42/2010 (Local ID)1338/42/2010 (Archive number)1338/42/2010 (OAI)
Conference
6th Nordic Conference on Cultural Policy Research,Copenhagen, August 14-16, 2013.
Projects
Kampen om kulturen: en studie av kulturpolitisk förändring i Sverige och Litauen
Funder
The Foundation for Baltic and East European Studies
Available from: 2014-01-24 Created: 2014-01-24 Last updated: 2017-06-16Bibliographically approved
Jacobsson, B., Svensson, J. & Tomson, K. (2013). Rektorer på skolbänken: Några observationer halvvägs in i en studie. Huddinge: Förvaltningasakademin, Södertörns högskola
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Rektorer på skolbänken: Några observationer halvvägs in i en studie
2013 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Huddinge: Förvaltningasakademin, Södertörns högskola, 2013. p. 33
Series
Förvaltningsakademins rapportserie
National Category
Political Science Educational Sciences
Research subject
Politics, Economy and the Organization of Society
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-21296 (URN)
Available from: 2014-01-13 Created: 2014-01-13 Last updated: 2015-01-12Bibliographically approved
Tomson, K. (2011). Att skapa en upplevelseindustri. Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift (01-02), 71-99
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Att skapa en upplevelseindustri
2011 (Swedish)In: Nordisk kulturpolitisk tidskrift, ISSN 1403-3216, E-ISSN 2000-8325, no 01-02, p. 71-99Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The creation of an experience industry.

In recent years the notion that culture can be used as an instrument for economic growth has gained foothold in Sweden and Swedish cultural policy. In order to understand this development we need to study the organizations that have promoted ideas about the economic potential of cultural activities. In this article I have focused on one such organization, namely the Swedish Knowledge foundation, which during the time period of 2000-2009 invested SEK 99 million in the Swedish experience industry. The article investigates why the Knowledge foundation decided to make this investment and how they transformed the idea that cultural activities have a potential for economic growth into practice. Using translation theory and an organizational institutional perspective the study shows that the Swedish Knowledge foundation chose to invest in the experience industry because similar investments had been made in other countries such as the United Kingdom. However, the Knowledge foundation’s investment represented no copy of the international models but was translated to fit the new Swedish context.

Keywords
The Knowledge foundation, experience industry, cultural and creative industries, translation theory, actor-network, new institutional theory
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15310 (URN)
Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2017-12-08Bibliographically approved
Beckman, S., Tomson, K. & Köping Olsson, A.-S. (2010). Vision: Kulturpolitik för Västra Götaland.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Vision: Kulturpolitik för Västra Götaland
2010 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

I den skriftliga rapporten ska utvärderarna inledningsvis ge en bakgrund till visionsdokumentets roll och betydelse för den regionala kulturpolitiken samt sätta dokumentet i relation till likartade dokument i ett nationellt perspektiv. Utvärderarna ska även i ett avslutande kapitel eller avsnitt ge rekommendationer och riktlinjer inför Kulturnämndens fortsatta arbete med en ny regional kulturvision.

  • Har Kulturvisionen inspirerat till ett större engagemang för kultur blandmedborgarna?
  • Har Kulturvisionens mål uppnåtts och/eller har målvärdena i ökad grad realiserats ikulturlivet?
  • Har Kulturvisionens tankesätt, värderingar, policyprinciper och mål slagit igenom - blivit bekanta och omfattade hos beslutsfattare/handläggare/utförare/brukare/medborgare
  • Har Kulturvisionen kommit till användning i policyprocessen?
  • Har Kulturvisionen bidragit till att utveckla policyområdet?
Publisher
p. 72
Keywords
Kulturpolitik, utvärdering, Västra Götalandsregionen, kulturprogram, kulturvision
National Category
Public Administration Studies
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15312 (URN)
Note

Utvärdering beställd av Västra Götalandsregionens kulturnämnd

Available from: 2012-02-07 Created: 2012-02-07 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved
Tomson, K. (2009). Hur nyttiggörs humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig forskning av näringslivet?: En förstudie om möjligheter och barriärer för samverkan, innovation och tillväxt. Unilink
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Hur nyttiggörs humanistisk och samhällsvetenskaplig forskning av näringslivet?: En förstudie om möjligheter och barriärer för samverkan, innovation och tillväxt
2009 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Unilink, 2009. p. 52
Series
Unilink-rapport ; 2009:1
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-9108 (URN)
Available from: 2011-06-15 Created: 2011-06-14 Last updated: 2011-06-15Bibliographically approved
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