The management challenges of festival bookers when programming 

Research Topic: The management challenges of festival bookers when programming a line-up and balancing the needs of art and profit in the music industry.

The management challenges of festival bookers when programming

Research Topic: The management challenges of festival bookers when programming a line-up and balancing the needs of art and profit in the music industry.

Level: Master Degree in Business Administration

Specialization: Entrepreneurship ad Management in the Creative industry

Outline
1.      Introduction (1 page)
–          What is the general topic area?
–          Why is this topic relevant/important/interesting (how is it important to sociologists, to the broader community for example?)
–          What is the specific scope of the research interest?

2.      Literature review with a conceptual framework (4-5 pages)
–          In this section answer is the gap addressed
–          Thus, make a well-organized overview of the research most closely related to the topic.
o   This might likely include dominant debates, theoretical approaches methodological research designs that have been used to understand the topic.

          You have to demonstrate:

1.    Firstly, the familiarity in the research in this area and can explain to sociologists who might not be familiar with this specific literature of what’s out there.

2.      Secondly, A clarification in the gap found in the literature (going back to the first point), where this particular topic has not been well researched using a certain theoretical perspective/framework.

–       Lastly, End this with the clear research question.

3. Contributions (1/2 page)
–          What will academics learn from this thesis?
–          What will practitioners do with the results?

4. Research Design (1/2 page)
–          Where will you get data?
–          How will you analyze it?

Further Instructions
Research Method: Qualitative Study – 15 different European festival organizations with semi-structured interviews.

Research Question: Please formulate one according to the overall topic and these guidelines: Make sure the question guarantees a contribution to the theory researched and practice and that it helps identify what needs to be done. The research question should allow for a testable answer and should not be too broad nor too narrow. Make sure it is self-standing and can be clear to non-specialists.

Please stress the main research gap from this.
Instructions for sources references: Apply 10 sources from the ABS journal list attached to order (No less than6 sources must be published 2010 or later belonging to the A*, M and A categories the remaining 4 sources can be published before 2010 and/or on journals belonging to the B category.

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