Throughout this module, students encounter specially chosen mini-case studies which illustrate key points and which they must review and analyse to demonstrate that they achieve the module objectives and related programme objectives. These cases are used to inform learning and provide the opportunity for feedback for improvement of analytical skills with a focus on the leadership function and role in each case. These real, authentic cases inform the student within the three hour sessions that are taught over the module. In particular, this module highlights the interdependences between social and corporate goals, and are designed to create an awareness of ethical and responsible behaviour. Maximising profit, income and maintain high growth, while striving for quality and societal contribution are core considerations. The complex nature of the dilemmas facing leaders of creative and cultural organizations in which are jointly discussed and analysed to meet societal and cultural needs for business in the future. The notion that value is multi-faceted and can be both created and measured in different ways is addressed throughout. Students are encouraged to balance these different perspectives and identify common grounds from which solutions can be built in these real- life applications of cases. Students are encouraged to consider cultural, social and economic contexts when evaluating both differences and potential synergies and complementarities to enable a better decision making process and effective and sustainable solutions; as well as demonstrate responsible cultural leadership and evaluate the impact of their decisions on business and society. To reach this objective, each distinct (three hour) session of this module includes a number of key components, namely, an introduction to the theoretical foundations and core principles in the business management literature, followed by cutting edge extension in the theory and literature followed by discussion. Thirdly, carefully chosen mini- case studies from business, the arts, creative and cultural sectors are then used to explore the dilemmas and challenges faced by senior management and cultural leaders in these types of environments.
Example of core readings: * Dempster. A. M., edt. (2014) Risk and Uncertainty in the Art Market Bloomsbury Press. * Ekelund. R. B, J. D. Jackson and R. D. Tollison (2017) The Economics of American Art: Issues, Artists and Market Institutions, Oxford University Press. * Klamer, A. (2017) Doing the right thing: The value-based economy. Ubiquity Press.