Title: Equity trajectory in cultural organisations: case of a French national theatre

Authors: Robert Fouchet, Olivier Keramidas

Addresses: PhD. Assistant Professor, Institut de Management Public et de gouvernance territoriale Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III, 21 rue Gaston de Saporta, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France. ' PhD. Assistant Professor, Institut de Management Public et de gouvernance territoriale Paul Cezanne University, Aix-Marseille III, 21 rue Gaston de Saporta, Aix-en-Provence 13100, France

Abstract: This paper shows, through a review of literature on equity and cultural management in organisations, and a qualitative methodology, which are the main key factors which characterise access to the culture. We wanted to test the model developed in the theory of equity trajectories. The results show that one speaks indeed about equity in access to the French culture, but in a singular approach. This study, thus, shows that one cannot prove an unspecified implication of decisions in distributive logics of justice. All things considered, culture is offered for all, but it is not managed by wills of social redistributions.

Keywords: equity; fairness; strategic management; cultural organisations; decision processes; France; national theatre; French culture; public sector; performance management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJPSPM.2007.013842

International Journal of Public Sector Performance Management, 2007 Vol.1 No.1, pp.100 - 112

Published online: 30 May 2007 *

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