Cultural Economics, the Internet and Participation

Christian Handke*, Paul Stepan, Ruth Towse

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Digitization and the Internet have affected the arts, heritage organizations and cultural industries along with other information services. Digital information and communication technologies (ICT) have altered the consumption of and participation in a range of creative goods and services, including the live performing arts, recorded music, film and cultural heritage. This chapter looks at some of the changes that have recently come about due to digitization and at the analysis of them by economists, and invokes key concepts in cultural economics to understand the meaning of these trends.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnhancing Participation in the Arts in the EU
Subtitle of host publicationChallenges and Methods
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages16
ISBN (Electronic)9783319090962
ISBN (Print)9783319090955
Publication statusPublished - 4 Jul 2017

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