International Journal of Arts Management


Published for the first time in the fall of 1998, the International Journal of Arts Management has quickly become essential reading for the arts management community. All papers are subject to a double blind refereeing process.


Each issue is approximately 100 pages in length and covers a wide range of topics and viewpoints of direct interest to academics and practitioners. All articles meet the highest standards of intellectual rigour.


This section provides information on the specific aims of the Journal, on the editor and his editorial board. We invite you to take a look at previous issues; links are provided to tables of contents and abstracts.


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Journal Information

IJAM is a non-profit project, published by HEC Montréal’s Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management in partnership with SDA Bocconi, Arts And Culture Knowledge Center.

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  • IJAM is published 3 times a year, in fall, winter and spring.
  • ISSN: 1480-8986


  • Offers insight into management processes, and the ways in which arts organizations operate within the various disciplines of management, including marketing, human resources, finance, accounting, production and operation processes, and administration;
  • Identifies and encourages the development of best practices in the management of culture and the arts, and promotes their use through the publication of case studies and analyses; Addresses current issues of key relevance to cultural and arts organizations in a rigorous and detailed fashion;
  • Presents studies, measurements, and other empirical research in the field of arts and cultural management;
  • Provides a forum for challenging and debating coherent theories and models, as well as their application in cultural and arts practice.

Abstracting & Indexing

Impact Factor

  • .188

  • .233

  • .290

  • .484

  • .703

  • .784
    5 yrs: 1.247

  • 1.0
    3 yrs: 1.7

Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition, ISSN 1480-8986

The International Journal of Arts Management is also indexed in the following:


Arts and Humanities Citation Index®


Current Contents® / Arts & Humanities


Social Sciences Citation Index ®


Journal Citation Reports / Social Sciences Edition


Current Contents® / Social and Behavioral Sciences


Proquest / ABI INFORM






AIMAC Conference

"The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC) is an international network of researchers in arts and cultural management. The Association’s main activity is a biennial research conference held in various cities around the world. Knowledge in the discipline of arts management cannot develop without the contributions of both researchers and practitioners. Through its conferences, AIMAC provides a forum for the exchange of insights and perspectives in this field of study. It offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their most recent research, to discuss ideas face-to-face and to learn about the latest developments in cultural management. The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management also participates in the publication of the International Journal of Arts Management. Over the years, international conferences on arts and culture management have brought together more than 1,500 researchers, academics, students and practitioners. The conferences allow participants to communicate their knowledge and to publicize the progress of research on several themes applied to the field of arts and culture management."

Editorial Board

The International Journal of Arts Management is overseen by an international editorial board of leading academics, practitioners and consultants.

Nancy J. Adler S. Bronfman Chair in Management McGill University CANADA

Carsten Baumgarth Professor of Marketing HWR Berlin School of Economics and Law GERMANY

Pierre-Jean Benghozi Director of Research Centre de recherche en gestion de l’Ecole Polytechnique (CNRS) FRANCE

Johanne Brunet Professor HEC Montreal CANADA

Antonella Carù Professor of Marketing Bocconi University ITALY

Manuel Cuadrado-García Associate Professor of Marketing Universitat de València SPAIN

Thorsten Hennig-Thurau Professor of Marketing University of Muenster GERMANY Research Professor in Marketing

Sir John Cass Business School City University UNITED KINGDOM

Renaud Legoux Associate Professor HEC Montreal CANADA

Zarin Mehta Former President New York Philharmonic UNITED STATES

Hiroshi Okano Vice Director Urban Research Plaza Osaka City University JAPAN

Wendy Reid Associate Professor HEC Montreal CANADA

Severino Salvemini Department of Management and Technology Bocconi University ITALY

Enrique Jeronimo Saravia Professor Fundacao Getulio Vargas Escola Brasileira de Administracao Publica BRAZIL

Mark A. Scorca President Opera America UNITED STATES

Jamal Shamsie Associate Professor Broad College of Business Michigan State University UNITED STATES

Yannik St-James Associate Professor HEC Montreal CANADA

Roy Suddaby Professor and Winspear Chair Peter B. Gustavson School of Business University of Victoria CANADA Professor of Strategic Management Newcastle University Business School UNITED KINGDOM

Johanne Turbide Professor HEC Montreal CANADA

Arch Woodside Professor of Marketing Curtin University AUSTRALIA

Yi Lin Professor School of Arts Peking University CHINA

Editorial Team

Francois Colbert

Founding Editor

Alex Turrini

(UniBocconi, IT)

Co-editor in Chief

Andrè Couchesne


Co-Editor in Chief

Michela Addis

(Roma Tre University, IT)

Associate Editor

in Strategic Marketing

Dagmar Abfalter

(mdw – University of Music and Performing Arts Wien, AT)

Associate Editor in Management

Philippe Ravanas

(Columbia College Chicago, US)

Associate Editor for Company Profile Section

Ruth Rentschler

(University of Southern Australia)

Associate Editor for Arts Governance

Associate Editor for Book Reviews

Elisa Salvador

(ESSCA,School of Management, FR)

Associate Editor in Economics and Cultural Industries

Marilena Vecco

(Burgundy Business School, FR)

Associate Editor in Cultural Entrepreneurship

Jennifer Wiggins-Lyndall

(Kent State University, US)

Associate Editor in Consumer Behavior


Communications relating to editorial matters should be sent to Professor Alex Turrini, Co-Editor in Chief, International Journal of Arts Management, or