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The art hub in the World Heritage Site, Georgetown: a case study of creative sector entrepreneurship in the context of gentrification

The art hub in the World Heritage Site, Georgetown: a case study of creative sector entrepreneurship in the context of gentrification

Chen, Shih-Yu, Piterou, Athena, Khoo, Suet Leng and Chan, Jin H. ORCID: 0000-0002-6275-9763 (2018) The art hub in the World Heritage Site, Georgetown: a case study of creative sector entrepreneurship in the context of gentrification. In: Research Papers on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise. KIE Publications, London, pp. 7-22. ISBN 978-1-85924-232-2

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Abstract

This research examines the role of an art organisation, which operates largely as a social enterprise, in responding to the issues of gentrification and the resulting displacement of communities embodying the local culture in Georgetown, Malaysia. The case study art hub has developed into an internationally acclaimed space for innovative ventures including an art gallery and units for arts, craft and food entrepreneurs. The research method includes first stage questionnaire and in-depth interviews to understand the managing strategies and innovation practices. With their innovative business strategies, the art organisation forms an extended network with the local art community and is positioned as the focal point in a mini entrepreneurial ecosystem. Through the case study in Georgetown, Malaysia, the research contributes to the understanding of the strength and challenges of innovative social entrepreneurship for cultural and creative organisations.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Research Papers on Knowledge, Innovation and Enterprise
Uncontrolled Keywords: creative enterprise; innovative entrepreneurship; sustainable entrepreneurship; relational aspects of ingenuity; boundary work and networking
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business
Faculty of Business > Department of Systems Management & Strategy
Faculty of Business > Greenwich Political Economy Research Centre (GPERC)
Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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Last Modified: 03 Sep 2018 08:38
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/21089

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