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Scientific Coordination: Mariacristina Bonti, Francesco Casarin, Enrico Cori, Giacomo Del Chiappa, Valentina Della Corte, Michela Marchiori, Lucia Marchegiani, Guido Migliaccio, Fabrizio Montanari Patrizia Pastore, Marcantonio Ruisi

Research context
The track intends to stimulate scientific debate on the issues of governance, organisation, management and performance measurement of companies and their networks operating in the tourism, cultural heritage (conservation and enhancement of historical and artistic heritage), performing arts and cultural and creative industries sectors. In fact, the economic-business perspective seems to present broad margins for use and in- depth study in relation to these sectors, which, due to their potential contribution to economic and social development, occupy a prominent place in the NRP and in the development agendas defined at European and world level, including
in a logic of enhancing environmental and social sustainability.

Type of paper expected
We welcome papers that explore the topics of the track in both theoretical and applied terms, or that present reflections on the state of the art or evolutionary trends, papers that focus on empirical aspects to illustrate significant case studies of the dynamics at work, or that are characterised by the relevance of the implications for managers, entrepreneurs and policy makers, or, finally, papers that illustrate the results of collaborative projects between
universities and public and private cultural institutions.

Suggested topic areas
Main suggested thematic areas related to institutions, companies and networks, the tourism sector, cultural heritage and cultural and creative industries, including but not limited to
• The creation and measurement of value in the current context of institutions, companies and networks in the tourism, cultural and creative sectors
• New trends and new business models based on the ESG pillars of sustainability
• Values, skills and organisational models for present and future challenges
• Crisis management for companies and cultural and tourism systems
• Digital innovation and its impact on governance, management, human resources management, customer experience and public engagement
• Evolution of tourism markets
• Innovative approaches in marketing and corporate communication
• The start-up and governance of cultural and/or tourism networks for the development of territories
• Public-private relations and the impact on governance and management of tourism companies and destinations
• The creation, recovery, valorisation of cultural and cultural assets and activities, including for tourism purposes
• The relationship between manufacturing companies and art: the role of foundations, corporate museums and museums of industrial culture

Possibility of publication
Possibility of publication (potentially interested national and international journals) on the basis of the contacts made in order to allow the best contributions selected and presented at the conference to be adequately published:
• Creative Industries Journal
• Creativity and Innovation Management
• Economy of Culture
• Cultural Capital
• International Journal of Arts Management
• Journal of Cultural Economics
• Journal of Cultural Heritage
• Museum Management and Curatorship
• Tourism
• Tourism Management
• Journal of Travel Research
• International Journal of Hospitality Management
• Journal of Service Management
• Journal of Hospitality Marketing and Management
• Tourism Management Perspectives