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Title: Inside a Cultural Agency: Team Ethnography and Knowledge Exchange
Author(s): Schlesinger, Philip
Selfe, Melanie
Munro, Ealasaid
Keywords: creative economy
cultural enterprise
knowledge exchange
Issue Date: 2015
Citation: Schlesinger P, Selfe M & Munro E (2015) Inside a Cultural Agency: Team Ethnography and Knowledge Exchange, Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society, 45 (2), pp. 66-83.
Abstract: This article undertakes an auto-critical analysis of the research team's ethnographic study of Cultural Enterprise Office (CEO), a Scottish creative business support agency. We discuss the team's composition and how this relates to other analyses of ethnographic teamwork. Our research is situated in the wider policy context of the “creative-economic” turn in the UK's research funding. This has been accompanied by increased emphasis on “knowledge exchange” and “impact” in the drive for greater accountability in higher education. The team's evolution in the course of undertaking research is illustrated by reference to four “pivotal moments,” which illustrate how we “performed” knowledge exchange.
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Rights: © 2015 The Author(s). Published with license by Taylor & Francis© Philip Schlesinger, Melanie Selfe, and Ealasaid Munro This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. The moral rights of the named author(s) have been asserted.

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