Title: How cultural organisations use digital technologies to enhance circular business models

Authors: Mateusz Lewandowski

Addresses: Institute of Public Affairs, Jagiellonian University, Lojasiewicza 4, 30-348 Kraków, Poland

Abstract: Cultural organisation must focus on their artistic and cultural goals, but also contribute to solving social, economic and environmental problems. Currently circular economy is the newest approach to sustainable development and one of the key global challenges. On the micro level business models must change into more circular ones. In this regard using digital technologies and virtualisation remains one of the least researched areas of circular business models. The aim of this paper is to better understand how cultural organisation use digital technologies to build more circular business models. First, this paper employs a literature review to propose a conceptualisation of circular business model framework. In the next step the instrumental case study of YouTube Symphony Orchestra has been conducted to analyse how virtualisation has been applied to business model components. The results allowed to describe virtualisation-based circular business model, identify its three types, and to recognise its strategic importance.

Keywords: cultural heritage; business models; digital technologies; circular economy; management.

DOI: 10.1504/IJEPDM.2017.083918

International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making, 2017 Vol.2 No.2, pp.79 - 97

Received: 02 Jun 2016
Accepted: 03 Oct 2016

Published online: 03 Apr 2017 *

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