Advanced Cultural Districts

Innovative Approaches to Organizational Designs

by Alberto Francesconi

Advanced Cultural Districts explores the organisational design issues within the cultural heritage sector, with particular focus on the advanced forms of cultural districts for local socio-economic development. Covering eight Italian case studies, most of the literature concentrates on urban clusters, cities of art and cities of culture, intended for local socio-economic development. The book aims to extend the knowledge and understanding of cultural heritage under a managerial and, in particular, organizational perspective. Our arguments intend to support a more conscious and sustainable way of cultural districtualisation as a form to support the local socio-economic development.


  • Palgrave Macmillan; July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781137555359
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  • Title: Advanced Cultural Districts
  • Author: Alberto Francesconi
  • Imprint: Palgrave Pivot

About The Author

Alberto Francesconi, is Assistant Professor of Business Organization and MIS at University of Pavia, Italy. He collaborates in research projects on New Ventures' growth, Organizational Design, HR and Change Management in organizations and local systems.