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Publication date: 15 June 2015

Katya Johanson

– The purpose of this paper is to identify the value of the arts play in public spaces in replicating a contemporary commons.

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to identify the value of the arts play in public spaces in replicating a contemporary commons.

Design/methodology/approach

The study is an exploratory investigation which uses a case study of cultural events in public parks – the Vancouver Parks Board’s fieldhouse residency program (2012-2015). The study uses content analysis of the social media sites created for these projects to identify how the sites and the cultural events were valued by stakeholders and participants.

Findings

The paper finds that, in combination, the park events and the social media discussion of them function as a form of the commons, in which new urban communities are formed or defined around specific common social interests.

Research limitations/implications

The paper finds that, in combination, the park events and the reflective engagement prompted by the social media discussion of them function as a form of the commons, in which new urban communities are formed or defined around specific common social interests.

Practical implications

It is anticipated that cultural programs will increasingly interact with common public places.

Social implications

The study supports the increased use of and recognition of public places as culturally significant.

Originality/value

The study aims to encourage the expansion of arts and cultural policy and programs to incorporate common public places.

Details

International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

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Publication date: 15 June 2015

Julian Meyrick and Tully Barnett

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International Journal of Event and Festival Management, vol. 6 no. 2
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 1758-2954

Article
Publication date: 12 July 2021

Khalil Dirani, Jack Baldauf, Zenon Medina-Cetina, Katya Wowk, Sharon Herzka, Ricardo Bello Bolio, Victor Gutierrez Martinez and Luis Alberto Munoz Ubando

The purpose of this study was to use Watkins and Marsick model of a learning organization (1993, 1996), the dimensions of the learning organization questionnaire as a framework…

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to use Watkins and Marsick model of a learning organization (1993, 1996), the dimensions of the learning organization questionnaire as a framework for interdisciplinary network collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Design/methodology/approach

The research team used a mixed-methods approach for data collection. Survey data was collected from 181 networks. In addition, data was collected from two focus groups with six participants each.

Findings

Results, in general, showed that the learning organization culture could be used as a framework for interdisciplinary network collaboration. In particular, results showed that shared vision, imbedded systems and knowledge sharing were key driving forces required for successful collaboration.

Research limitations/implications

Theoretical and practical implications were discussed, and conditions for learning organization culture for networks were established.

Originality/value

People in a network era need more than training; they need ongoing, interdisciplinary, collaborative support to solve complex problems. Organizations can only work effectively if barriers to organizational learning were removed. This originality of this paper lies in applying learning organization framework at the network level.

Details

The Learning Organization, vol. 28 no. 4
Type: Research Article
ISSN: 0969-6474

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