Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Divergent Paths in Regional Economic Development: A Tale of Two Festival Towns
Thompson Rivers University. (geomatik / geomatics)
University of Gothenburg.
Linnaeus University.
2011 (English)In: Small Cities Imprint, ISSN 1918-4492, Vol. 3, no 1, 86-104 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This study compares how two small communities in rural settings tried to promote sustained economic development by capitalizing on local music festivals. Merritt, British Columbia, Canada, home to a large country music event, focused on place branding, marketing, and related entertainment initiatives. Hultsfred, Sweden, in contrast, used its iconic rock festival to create a year-round music industry cluster called RockCity. Our study argues that the alternative strategies reflect fundamental differences in economic development policies and governance structures. We subsequently question whether RockCity-like cluster initiatives are possible in the Canada without coordinated tools and programs for supporting cultural industries in small communities. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Kamloops, BC: Thompson Rivers University , 2011. Vol. 3, no 1, 86-104 p.
Keyword [en]
festivals, towns, Canada
National Category
Economic Geography
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-12997OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-12997DiVA: diva2:555835
Projects
Small Cities Community-University Research Alliance
Available from: 2012-09-24 Created: 2012-09-21 Last updated: 2012-09-24Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

Divergent Paths(1962 kB)263 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 1962 kBChecksum SHA-512
384d07edb5e5d5daf107f04a7b6e79aece17a7206b7bf0cc2408450c3c80c44a55c5029c3f97a2fdee383a7f090d286b39761d6f61cf3a07b2013e4de05ca7fe
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

Other links

http://smallcities.tru.ca/index.php/cura/article/viewFile/40/77

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Nelson, Ross
Economic Geography

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 263 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 407 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf