How Arts Hybridise Efficiency: The case of Italian governmental agency

The Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) warmly invite you to join guest speakers from Politecnico di Milano, Professor Michela Arnaboldi and Ms. Eleonora Carloni, as they explore the hybridisation process of art in a governmental agency.

  • Wed 19 May 21

    09:30 - 11:00

  • Online

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  • Event speaker

    Professor Michela Arnaboldi and Ms Eleonora Carloni, Politecnico di Milano

  • Event type

    Lectures, talks and seminars
    Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) Research Seminar Series

  • Event organiser

    Essex Business School

  • Contact details

    Dr Danson Kimani

The aim of the Essex Accounting Centre (EAC) research seminar series is to support our world-class research activities in four key areas; social responsibility and corporate governance; (management) accounting change (in privatised, public and third sectors); global development, corruption and accountability; and reporting, regulation and capital markets. The seminar series is also expected to promote interdisciplinary research that links the work of members of the centre with others both within the university and with external institutions.

Seminar abstract

This presentation explores the hybridisation process of cultural and art activities in a governmental agency connoted by a business mind-set, based on efficiency and standardization logics.

Studies on hybridisation evidenced the need to deepen how far-distant logics are balanced overtime and how their combination is turned into a platform for creativity and innovation when the hybrid survives.

This seminar addresses  this long-term dynamic equilibrium by using the theoretical concept of liminal space and analysing the hybridisation process through a longitudinal single case study.

The concept and dimensions of the liminal space allowed to enhance previous knowledge of hybridisation by pointing out specific strategies of equilibrium constructed around a plastic label, here the mission of “Valorization of Cultural Heritage.



This seminar is free to attend with no need to book in advance.

You can join this seminar online on Wednesday 19 May at 9.30am


Speaker bios

Professor Michela Arnadoldi

Michela Arnaboldiis full professor in Accounting Finance and Control at Politecnicodi Milano, where she is part of the PhD Board.

Her research activity is focused on two interrelated streams. The first is the use of analytics in decision making and performance management. The second stream analyse the change in the public and cultural institutions due to analytics and more generally digital technologies.

Ms Eleonora Carloni

Eleonora Carloniis a PhD Candidate in Management Engineering at Politecnico di Milano.

She worked as a young researcher at the Observatory in Digital Innovations in Arts and Cultural Heritage of Politecnico di Milano and as a strategy expert in a consultancy.

Her Research activity is related to corporate museum and more generally to arts and business relation, with the objective to investigate contributions to corporation by means of digital technologies

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