Elgar Research Agendas outline the future of research in a given area. Leading scholars are given the space to explore their subject in provocative ways, and map out the potential directions of travel. They are relevant but also visionary.
Providing a critical overview of cultural economics, this Research Agenda explores the current state of affairs in the field, suggesting methods of improvement for the coherency and progressiveness of future research. Situating work in this area in its historical context, Samuel Cameron draws together a range of international contributors to explore the development of cultural economics.
Undertaking a thorough examination of matters of data quality, statistical methodology and the challenge of new developments in technology, chapters examine the different approaches to cultural economics. The book explores the myriad ways in which the topic has been neglected by mainstream economics, and examines reasons why it needs to be considered, evaluated and explored in more detail in our modern world.
Current researchers in cultural economics, as well as cultural policies and leisure studies will find this book an invaluable read in exploring different ways to integrate cultural economics into mainstream studies. This Research Agenda will also be an invaluable aid for advanced students to create discussions suitable for essay topics and dissertations.
'Exemplary in their commitment to pushing the field into the future, Cameron and colleagues take on many of the elephants in the room for cultural economics: global digital monopolies, technological change, new business models, and social media. Brave, probing, exciting work.'
– Stuart Cunningham, Queensland University of Technology, Australia
'This seminal work finds no fixed boundaries in cultural economics. Professor Cameron and cohorts plumb the impact on the field of digital technology, integrating metrics with other disciplines, the limits of pricing models and global tourism. It is essential reading for all associated with this important and exciting field.'
– Robert Ekelund, Auburn University, US
Contributors: S. Cameron, C. Peukert, J. Snowball, H. Sonnabend, M. Zieba.
Edited by Samuel Cameron, formerly Professor of Economics, University of Bradford, UK.