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
Author(s): 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 in 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 entrepreneursh ip is a double - edged sword and explain how it may ignite active opposition of offended audiences , as well as attract supportive audiences. W e 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) mobilize morally tainted cultural resources and with what effect on offended audiences; 2) deal with the consequent legitimacy challenges; 3) transform moral taint into “coolness” to enhance the ir venture ’s distinctiveness .
Date of Acceptance: 16-May-2018
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10044/1/60202
ISSN: 1447-9338
Publisher: Taylor & Francis (Routledge)
Journal / Book Title: Innovation: Organization & Management
Keywords: 1503 Business And Management
1402 Applied Economics
Publication Status: Accepted
Appears in Collections:Imperial College Business School



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