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A double-edged sword: cultural entrepreneurship and the mobilization of morally tainted cultural resources

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Title: A double-edged sword: cultural entrepreneurship and the mobilization of morally tainted cultural resources
Authors: Dalpiaz, E
Cavotta, V
Item Type: Journal Article
Abstract: We aim to highlight a type of cultural entrepreneurship, which has received scant attention by prior scholarship, and consists of deploying morally tainted cultural resources, i.e., resources that some audiences assess as going against accepted principles of morality. We argue that this type of cultural entrepreneurship is a double-edged sword and explain how it may ignite active opposition of offended audiences, as well as attract supportive audiences. We delineate a research agenda to shed light on whether, how, and with what consequences cultural entrepreneurs navigate such a tension – in particular how they (1) mobilise morally tainted cultural resources and with what effect on offended audiences; (2) deal with the consequent legitimacy challenges; and (3) transform moral taint into ‘coolness’ to enhance their venture’s distinctiveness.
Issue Date: 14-Nov-2018
Date of Acceptance: 16-May-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60202
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2018.1479188
ISSN: 1447-9338
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Start Page: 214
End Page: 228
Journal / Book Title: Innovation: Organization & Management
Volume: 21
Issue: 1
Copyright Statement: © 2018 Taylor & Francis. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Innovation on 14 Nov 2018, available online: https://doi.org/10.1080/14479338.2018.1479188.
Keywords: Social Sciences
Business & Economics
Cultural entrepreneurship
cultural resources
1503 Business and Management
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Published
Online Publication Date: 2018-11-14
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School