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Center for Arts, Business & Culture

Our aim is to produce world-leading research into aspects of the global creative economy. 
The Center for Arts Business and Culture (ABC) provides a uniquely rich research environment for the study of the Cultural and Creative Industries (CCI) as well as of aesthetic and cultural analyses of economic activities. In addition, ABC runs a Methods Lab.

The Center encompasses a multitude of theoretical and methodological approaches and encourages interdisciplinary projects. ABC brings together researchers from organization studies, marketing, economic history and accounting. We study phenomena on an individual level, on an organizational level, as well as on an industry level. 

Our analyses are based on theories from the fields of organization, philosophy, literature, sociology, cultural studies, economic history, marketing, psychology, globalization.

ABC draws together scholars and pracititioners. We collaborate closely with researchers from other world-leading research groups to ensure that we stay at the forefront of the field. Morevoer, we constantly engage with the CCI business community, artists, the public and the non-profit sector, nationally and internationally. 

We have particular expertise in: 
- Arts management
- Cultural entrepreneurship
- Field transformations/field changes
- Cultural intermediaries/tastemakers
- Digitalization of the CCI
- Art and Capitalism
- The embeddedness of art in economic life

The center is integrated with SSE Art Initiative.  

ABC is a research center at SIR, Stockholm School of Economics Institute for Research. The SIR Foundation is a national research institute for the economic sciences, with a focus on Business Administration in the broadest sense.