The Economy of Music Programs and Organizations - A Micro Analysis and Typology

Posted: 31 Oct 2009

See all articles by Marcello M. Mariani

Marcello M. Mariani

University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics

Luca Zan

University of Bologna - Department of Management

Date Written: October 30, 2009

Abstract

The paper presents a model for understanding the inner economy of live music programs and organisations at a micro level, according to a management and accounting perspective. The complexity and variety of situations and solutions in organizing live music is described with reference to a number of real events. As a way of handling such a complexity and variety in organising, a typology is proposed based on three distinct features that can be found to a different extent inside music entities: the preparation of the Premiere; the running of performances after the Premiere; and the management of a portfolio of music programs. The typology is a tool to understand possible implications on the economy of music programs arising from different solutions to the issue of organising and related cost behaviour.

Keywords: music organizations, music programs, organization of labor, typology, time to premiere, economy of music

JEL Classification: M41, Z10

Suggested Citation

Mariani, Marcello M. and Zan, Luca, The Economy of Music Programs and Organizations - A Micro Analysis and Typology (October 30, 2009). European Accounting Review, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1496979

Marcello M. Mariani (Contact Author)

University of Bologna - School of Economics, Management, and Statistics ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
40126 Bologna, Bologna 40100
Italy

Luca Zan

University of Bologna - Department of Management ( email )

Via Capo di Lucca 34
Bologna, 40126
Italy

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