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Theoretical and Methodological Research Basis of Management of Cultural Facilities


  • Tarnovskii, Vladimir V.

    () (Territorial authority of Ministry of Culture in Privolzhsky Federal District)


The article analyzes the theoretical basis and specified methodological approach to the research of cultural objects to optimize its financing arrangements. It presented 3 methodologically different approaches to the research of the culture economy: from the point of the principles of methodological individualism, methodological principles of holism and sociodynamics theory. In each approaches the author analyzes the basic tendencies of development of the sphere of culture, chooses the priority sources of this sector`s financing and focuses on specific groups of cultural goods consumers making funding decisions sphere of culture. It notes the existence of the mutation`s phenomenon of public support for culture institutions in the private Institute of budgetary funds charity. It provides 3 approaches to the financing of the cultural sphere. As part of the methodological individualism financing mass culture at the cost of cultural goods consumers and elite culture at the expense of charity. Based on the position of methodological holism cultural sphere financed solely by the state. In the frame of the theory sociodynamics culture financing is part of a public-private partnership. At the same time the state must bear the costs of preservation and development of cultural goods and the private sector — the costs of public cultural services. The author concludes that the scientific basis for the level of spending on culture, that should identify the factors which will determine the reduction or increase of these costs. It proposes an algorithm research culture facility management processes to solve this problem. The construction of this algorithm is based on the approach to cultural facilities as one of the specific types of goods — ward goods. From the specificities and their characteristic “price illness” it grounds institutional changes which aims to creating a mechanism of public-private partnership in the sphere of cultural objects financing through endowment funds and other types of partnerships. This institution should ensure the growth of costs on culture by attracting funds from patrons.

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  • Tarnovskii, Vladimir V., 2016. "Theoretical and Methodological Research Basis of Management of Cultural Facilities," Economic Policy, Russian Presidential Academy of National Economy and Public Administration, vol. 6, pages 242-253, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:rnp:ecopol:ep16611

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    culture economy; cultural heritage; public sector; public goods; prices illness; institution of administration;

    JEL classification:

    • H41 - Public Economics - - Publicly Provided Goods - - - Public Goods
    • H50 - Public Economics - - National Government Expenditures and Related Policies - - - General
    • Z10 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - General
    • Z11 - Other Special Topics - - Cultural Economics - - - Economics of the Arts and Literature


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