Managerialisation Processes and Performance in Arts Organisations: The Archaeological Museum of Bologna
Scandinavian Journal of Management, Vol. 15, 1999
Posted: 18 Feb 2020
The extension of management discourse to public-sector entities in Italy comes up against a particularly interesting case in museums and art organisations. Here more than anywhere else, perhaps, the rhetoric of managerialisation faces serious problems in understanding the nature of such anomalous organisations, and defining frameworks for representing their performances. In such a context management knowledge often leads to radical conflicts with well established professional discourses (museology, museography, history of art, etc.). Rather than a simplistic, pre-defined and ready-to-use exercise in performance valuationa, the article suggests a more modest approach, processual in nature, whereby performance representation is open to dialogue with the basic features of the substantive culture of the professionals and the central role they still occupy in the management of these kinds of organisation.
Keywords: Museum management, Art organisations, Non-profit organisations, Managerialisation processes, New public sector, Performance evaluation
JEL Classification: M10, M13 ,M14, M20, N80
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