Effects of network funding

An evaluation

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Network funding forms part of the Nordic-Baltic Mobility Programme for Culture, which aims to enhance cultural and artistic collaboration in the Nordic and Baltic countries by funding travel, networking, and residential activities. Network funding provides a platform for co-operation and thus the exchange of ideas and knowledge between professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic and Baltic regions. This study on the effects of Network funding was commissioned by Nordic Culture Point in the spring of 2018 in order to gain insight into the long-term effects of funding and to examine its results for professional artists and cultural practitioners in the Nordic and Baltic countries. Data for the analysis was obtained through both qualitative and quantitative methods. The results show that networking is beneficial not only for its own sake, but also for the professional development of the recipients and the entire artistic or cultural field that they represent. Network funding is perceived as valuable amongst professional artists and cultural practitioners.



A short description of the professional background of De Paoli and Foss

Lene Foss (PhD. Dr Oecon) is Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship UiT The Arctic University of Norway, School of Business and Economics. Her research portfolio includes entrepreneurial networks and networking in small businesses and the role of gender in entrepreneurship and innovation. Her recent research is in the field of entrepreneurial education, open and responsible innovation and development of entrepreneurial universities. Her work is published in Small Business Economics, European Journal of Marketing, Journal of Small Business Management, International Small Business Journal, International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior and Research, International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship, International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business, Resources Policy, Industry and Higher Education and Education Research International. Foss has co-edited three books, Entreprenørskap: Kjønn, livløp og sted (2002), Bedriftsutvikling I teori og praksis (2005) and The Entrepreneurial University: Context and institutional change (2015). Foss has 22 journal publications, 38 book chapters, 79 keynotes and 898 citations at Google Scholar. Foss is Honorary Research Fellow in Strategic Development in Entrepreneurial University and Higher Education Policy in Europe at Lahti University of Applied Sciences in Finland. She has been a visiting scholar at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA, Cambridge Judge Business School, the University of Cambridge, UK and the Said Business School, University of Oxford, UK. Foss is a consulting editor for the International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship and is on the International Review Board of Journal of Small Business Management. Her networks include Global Women’s Entrepreneurship Policy and Diana International Research Group.


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