Cultural entrepreneurship involves the use of culture, finance and social and human capital to generate business from a cultural activity. Cultural entrepreneurs bring together culture and innovation to focus on creative solutions that can affect regional competitiveness. Cultural change agents utilise entrepreneurship to generate either financial or non-financial revenue for a business purpose. The interaction between culture, entrepreneurship and regional innovation is important as it integrates societal needs with changes occurring in the global environment.
Cultural entrepreneurship is an emerging field that focuses on ways of turning ideas into new commercial revenue for cultural organisations. Bringing entrepreneurial ideas into the cultural industry is important due to the technology changes occurring that make regions focus on their global competitiveness.
The aim of this special journal issue is to focus on the way culture is an opportunity for entrepreneurs to invest in regional growth and innovation. It will focus on how cultural entrepreneurs are developing and how the cultural sector is linked to regional innovation.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Cultural entrepreneurship and regional competitiveness
- Heritage entrepreneurship, cultural diversity and innovation
- Regional innovation and cultural entrepreneurs
- The networks in which cultural entrepreneurship is involved
- The relationships between culture, heritage and entrepreneurship
- The location of regions and their influence on cultural entrepreneurship
- The influence of entrepreneurial strategy on regional growth and cultural diversity
Submission deadline: 31 March, 2016
1st round reviews: 31 May, 2016
Revisions due: 30 June, 2016
Final acceptance: 31 July, 2016