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Cultural Entrepreneurship and Rural Development: Case Study of Pirot, Serbia

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Abstract

The objective of this chapter is to provide an analysis and a better understanding of the characteristics, determinants, specific needs and business models of cultural entrepreneurs, as well as their impact on rural development. The chapter is primarily based on data collected during a mapping exercise and investigation of cultural entrepreneurs in Pirot (Serbia) during 2015. An assessment of the main characteristics of rural cultural entrepreneurship as well the impact thereof on rural development has been analyzed through an economic anthropological perspective. The aim of the chapter is to enable an insight into the attitudes and habits of rural cultural entrepreneurs in Pirot, to identify the characteristics and key obstacles of doing business in cultural industries, and to identify typical business models. Classification of cultural entrepreneurs was based on the customized UNESCO model. The material for the analysis includes answers from 187 survey respondents, workshops documentation, and results of group and individual consultations with cultural entrepreneurs and other stakeholders.

Keywords

Cultural entrepreneurship Pirot Rural development Cultural industries entrepreneurs Business models Cultural economy 

Notes

Acknowledgments

Results presented in this chapter were collected within the project “Strengthening local and regional institutional capacities to develop cultural industries policies in Serbia” (2015) supported by the UNESCO International fund for cultural diversity, Paris.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Fondacija Grupa za kreativnu ekonomiju (Creative Economy Group Foundation)BelgradeSerbia

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