Economic efficiency in the performing arts / edited by Nancy K. Grant, William S. Hendon, Virginia Lee Owen

By: (4a : International Conference on Cultural Economics (4a : 1986 : Avinyó).
Grant, Nancy K [ed.] | Hendon, William S [ed.] | Owen, Virginia Lee [ed.] | Association for Cultural Economics.
Publisher: Akron : Association for Cultural Economics, 1987Description: 266 p.Summary: This is Volume I of three of the Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference on Cultural Economics held May 12-14, 1986 at the Palace of the Popes in Avignon, France. The field of cultural economics has matured rather rapidly from great variation in the quality of work ranging from highly rigorous theoretical developments supplemented by empirical research to vague descriptions and polemical prescriptions. The field now .addresses various cultural economics issues with rigor and objectivity. This is illustrated by the contents of this volume. The format of this book is to move from the general to the specific. The opening section deals with broad theoretical issues with several focusing on refinement and application of the seminal work of Baumol and Bowen in the analysis of performing arts. Subsequent sections examine particular cases and issues within various performing arts themselves. We believe you will find it provocative and helpful. (Font: Prefaci)
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Preface -- I. Theory of Performing Arts Production: Factor-Improving Technology and Product-Improving Technology: Theory of Quality and Cultural Programming / Leslie Singer -- Output in the Performing Arts an Elusive Concept / Samuel Sohwarz -- Productivity Trends in the Subsidized Performing Arts Companies / Rene Goudriaan, Evert Pommer -- Is Baumol's Disease Alive and Ill in Louisville, Kentucky? / Marianne V. Felton -- The Decline of Conventional Culture: The Impact of Television on the Demand for Cinema and Theatre Performances / Werner W. Pommerehne, Gebhard Kirchgassner -- Price and Income Elasticities of Demand: A Case Study of Louisville / Fay Greckel, Marianne V. Felton -- Demand and Market Structure in the United States Pipe Organ Industry / Robert E. Ebert -- II. Performing Arts Industries-Music and Dance: Changing Economic Fortunes of Dance in the U.S. / Dick Netzer -- Music as a Source of Economic Growth / Michael Hutter -- Commercializing Folk Culture: The Case of Country Music / Richard A. Peterson -- Deficits in Regional Opera: The Fort Worth Experience / A. Frank Murph -- The Vienna State Opera· A Case Study on Cultural Demand / Hanns Abele -- Theater: Market Segments for Theatre: Research to Increase Arts Participation / David Cwi -- Data on Chicago Theaters / Dianne Gallert -- Budgeting the Broadway Show: Breakeven. Stop-Clause, Pay-Back and Marginal Aspects / Edward O. Lutz -- Price as Efficiency Criterion in Planning the Activities of Belgrade Theaters / Vera Ikonomova -- Contribution to the Sociological Study of Theatre Companies / Jean M. Guiot -- Theatre Economy in Quebec / Gerald Grandmont -- Orchestra: Economic Analysis of American Symphony Orchestras / Takatoshi Ito, Dale Domian -- The Community Impact of Canadian Orchestras / Geoftrey Wall, Clare Mitchell -- Economic and Social Aspects of the Orchestra Audience in Japan / Yoshimasa Kurabayashi, Yoshira Matsuda -- The Symphony Manager's Dilemma: Programming Strategies of Mid-sized Orchestras / C. Scott Holupka, David CWi -- Movies and Broadcasting: Arts and Cultural Programming on Cable Television Economic Analysis of the U.S. Experience / David Waterman -- Quality and Variety in the Motion Picture Industry / Drucilla K. Barker -- The Economics of Broadcasting / Nicholas Garnham, Gareth Locksley

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