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Cultural Governance in a Global Context

An International Perspective on Art Organizations

  • Ian W. King
  • Annick Schramme


  • First empirical examination of cultural governance on an organisational and international level

  • Explores cultural governance 8 countries across 5 continents for a truly global perspective

  • Provides local accounts of challenges and responses to the implementation of cultural governance


Part of the Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities book series (PSBAH)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Ian W. King, Annick Schramme
    Pages 1-19
  3. Karan Khurana
    Pages 21-50
  4. Ching-Ju Cheng, Debbie Chieh-Yu Lee, Jerry C. Y. Liu
    Pages 51-68
  5. Ding Yu, Ian W. King
    Pages 69-92
  6. Archana Surana, Benoy Thoompunkal
    Pages 93-126
  7. John Smithies, Surajen Uppal
    Pages 127-158
  8. Avril Joffe, Munyaradzi Chatikobo, Annabell Lebethe, Johanna Mavhungu
    Pages 159-197
  9. Renata Berman
    Pages 199-219
  10. Milena Dragićević Šešić, Nina Mihaljinac
    Pages 221-266
  11. USA
    Sherburne Laughlin
    Pages 267-300
  12. Ian W. King, Annick Schramme
    Pages 301-329
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 331-343

About this book


This original book explores the character of cultural governance of arts and cultural institutions in eight countries across five continents. Examining strategy and decision-making at an organisational level, this is the first empirical contribution on cultural policy and management, revealing how it is applied across the globe in otherwise unexplored countries. Concerned with the assumption that ‘one-size fits all’, the chapter authors analyse how cultural governance is managed within arts organizations in a range of countries to assess whether some locations are trying to apply unsuitable models. The chapters aim to discover and assess new practices to benefit the understanding of cultural governance and the arts sector which have as yet been excluded from the literature. As a collection of local accounts, this book offers a broad and rich perspective on managing cultural governance around the world.


organizational studies strategy accountability global arts empirical

Editors and affiliations

  • Ian W. King
    • 1
  • Annick Schramme
    • 2
  1. 1.University of the ArtsLondonUK
  2. 2.University of Antwerp/Antwerp Management SchoolAntwerpBelgium

About the editors

Ian W. King is Professor of Aesthetics and Management at the University of the Arts, London, UK and the London College of Fashion. He is also visiting professor at the universities of Antwerp, Belgium; Karlshochschule, Germany; RMIT, Australia and the Shanghai Institute for Visual Arts, China. He is chair of the college research degrees committee and international coordinator of the International Fashion Colloquia series.

Annick Schramme is Professor and Academic Director of the Masters in Cultural Management at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. She also leads the Competence Center Creative Industries at the Antwerp Management School. She has published on arts policy, international cultural policy, heritage, cultural governance, leadership, cultural entrepreneurship, and the creative city etc. From 2004-13 she was advisor-expert to the Vice-Mayor for Culture and Tourism of the City of Antwerp.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Cultural Governance in a Global Context
  • Book Subtitle An International Perspective on Art Organizations
  • Editors Ian W. King
    Annick Schramme
  • Series Title Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities
  • Series Abbreviated Title Palgrave Studies in Business, Arts and Humanities
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Business and Management Business and Management (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-98859-7
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-98860-3
  • Series ISSN 2662-1266
  • Series E-ISSN 2662-1274
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 343
  • Number of Illustrations 1 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Management
    Non-Profit Organizations and Public Enterprises
    Cultural Policy and Politics
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