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Cultural Participation And Touristic Valorisation Of The Local Cultural Heritage


  • Lucian Marina


Cultural participation has been examined by most studies as a consequence of a complex of socio-demographic factors and less of attitudinal ones. This paper investigates the link between participation in cultural events and attitudes towards cultural and historical heritage within the context of a process of urban regeneration and development of cultural marketing activities. Examining data from two surveys conducted on the same urban population during two consecutive years, we find a significant association between participation in cultural events and several socio-demographic factors, including education and age. We will use several logistic regression models to see the combined influence of socio-demographic factors and the attitude factors towards participation in cultural events. The survey results provide empirical support for the existence of a strong relationship between participation in cultural events and a positive attitude towards the proposals for cultural or tourism valorisation of the regenerated urban spaces.

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  • Lucian Marina, 2015. "Cultural Participation And Touristic Valorisation Of The Local Cultural Heritage," Annales Universitatis Apulensis Series Oeconomica, Faculty of Sciences, "1 Decembrie 1918" University, Alba Iulia, vol. 2(17), pages 1-5.
  • Handle: RePEc:alu:journl:v:2:y:2015:i:17:p:5

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    touristic offer; cultural marketing; urban regeneration; cultural participation;

    JEL classification:

    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing
    • L83 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Sports; Gambling; Restaurants; Recreation; Tourism


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