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The Role of Marketing in Cultural Institutions in the Context of Assumptions of Sustainable Development Concept—The Example of Poland

Version 1 : Received: 26 April 2019 / Approved: 28 April 2019 / Online: 28 April 2019 (11:39:21 CEST)

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Sobocińska, M. The Role of Marketing in Cultural Institutions in the Context of Assumptions of Sustainable Development Concept—A Polish Case Study. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3188. Sobocińska, M. The Role of Marketing in Cultural Institutions in the Context of Assumptions of Sustainable Development Concept—A Polish Case Study. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3188.

Journal reference: Sustainability 2019, 11, 3188
DOI: 10.3390/su11113188

Abstract

Development of both marketing and culture sector has a multi-directional nature showing relationships with the concept of sustainable development that should be considered on various levels of management of cultural sector, i.e. on the level of cultural policy of the state or region, and on micro-scale – in cultural institutions. This is because not only natural environment, economy and technology, but also society and culture constitute the area of sustainable development.   Considering the assumptions of sustainable development by cultural institutions is related to implementing in this sphere the marketing concepts that are the expression of adoption of market orientation (on culture participant). The objective of the paper is to show the role of marketing in cultural institutions in the context of assumptions of sustainable development concept. The paper is based on literature studies and results of empirical research of quantitative character, which was conducted on a sample of 451 people managing cultural  institutions in Poland. The research included general managers, managers and artistic directors, managers of marketing, promotion and sales departments, as well as owners of cultural institutions. Analysis of research results shows that culture participant has the highest position among groups of consumers of actions conducted by cultural institutions and development of offer diversity, comprised in the concept of sustainable development, emerges as factor stimulating development of culture market that is closely related to growth of the quality of cultural institution offer.

Subject Areas

marketing concept; cultural institutions; sustainable development; cultural offer diversity; culture consumer

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