Call for Papers
In recent years creative industries have experienced substantial changes due to digitalization, globalization, and
sweeping economic crisis. These changes are threatening the survival of art forms, artistic careers, creative entrepreneurs,
cultural organizations, and long-lived institutions. They are also opening up opportunities for innovative work, new relationships
with patrons, intermediaries and audiences, and novel ways of embeddedness in local communities, global networks and art markets.
Last but not least, they are reshaping the processes through which art is conceived, produced, and distributed, bringing in
consumption immediacy and fast fashions' decay.
These profound and multi-faceted changes challenge received
definitions and explanations, begging for theoretical, empirical and methodological approaches that lead to novel insights
and reinvigorate the study of creative industries. We invite papers grounded in different organizational, social psychological,
and sociological approaches that contribute to understanding the direction, magnitude, and meaning of creative industries'
and cultural organizations' transformation and chart new trails for scholarly investigation, attentive to trespassing and
First, we seek submissions that focus on trespassing, examining what and how artists
learn and unlearn, as well as the skills, symbols and signals they use, as they cross different categorical, status, geographical,
or technological boundaries, and how their artwork travels, gets translated, adopted or adapted. Further, we hope to receive
articles that address costs and conflicts in trespassing, and examine how power is played in processes of transition. Finally,
we hope for comparative explorations of changes in cultural production and consumption across creative industries or cultural
Second, we invite contributions that engage in crosspollination between the domain of
creative industries and other theoretical domains, such as careers (e.g. the new realities of creative careers), professions
(e.g. the changing status of certain professions through creativity, such as haute cuisine chefs), entrepreneurship (e.g.
the interplay of digital and non-digital business models), and social entrepreneurship in the arts, in particular, as well
as international business (e.g. creative international new ventures or international alliances in the arts). Also, we welcome
submissions that explore the tensions and dilemmas in combining different logics and examine hybrids that span artistic, business,
scientific, and social domains.
Candace Jones is Associate Professor in the Management and Organization Department at Boston College, USA. Her research interests focus
on cultural frameworks, cultural meaning and social structures. She examines vocabularies to locate actors' logics and cultural
meanings within professions and creative industries. She examines how these depend on and shape actors social networks. She
has published extensively in 'Organization Science', 'ASQ', 'AMR', 'Organization Studies', 'JOB', 'JMS', 'Academy of Management
Annals', 'Research in the Sociology of Organizations,' etc., and co-edited numerous special issues on the creative industries.
She is Division Chair for the Organization and Management Division of the Academy of Management 2012–2015 and is currently
on the editorial review boards of 'Organization Science', 'Strategic Management Journal', 'Journal of Management Studies'
and 'Organization Studies', where she was a Senior Editor from 2008–2012. She is co-editing the Organization Studies' Special
Issue on drivers of innovation in creative industries and the forthcoming "Handbook of Creative Industries" for Oxford University
Barbara Slavich is Assistant Professor of Management and Academic Director of the Master in Fashion Management at IESEG School of Management
(Paris, France). She holds a double PhD degree in Management from ESADE Business School (Barcelona, Spain) and Università
Ca' Foscari (Venice, Italy). She was visiting scholar at Duke University, North Carolina (USA). After her PhD, she worked
as researcher with grants at Bocconi University in the Management Department. Her research focuses on creativity management,
managing and growing ventures in creative industries, and organizational and social mechanisms in highly creative and symbolic
industries. She has published in academic peer reviewed journals, like 'European Management Journal' and 'International Journal
of Arts Management', and in edited volumes, such as the "Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries'. Prior to completing her
PhD, she worked in a contemporary art gallery in Milan, Italy.
Reut Livne-Tarandach is Assistant Professor of Management in the Lundquist College of Business at University of Oregon, USA. She holds a PhD degree
in Organizational Studies from Boston College. Her research is devoted to the intersection of novelty and change. She is particularly
interested in processes underlying re-learning, exploring how and why individuals, teams and organizations can simultaneously
build on and transcend their past. Her research appeared in outlets such as the 'Academy of Management Journal', 'Journal
of Organizational Behavior', 'Research in Organizational Change' and 'Development and Research in Sociology of Work'. She
serves as reviewer for several journals, including 'Academy of Management Review', 'Organization Science', 'Organization Studies'
and the 'Journal of Management Inquiry'.