AIMAC 2015


June 26th > July 1st

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The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC) is an international network of researchers in arts and cultural management. The Association's main activity is a biennial research conference held in various cities around the world.
Knowledge in the discipline of arts management cannot develop without the contributions of both researchers and practitioners. Through its conferences, AIMAC provides a forum for the exchange of insights and perspectives in this field of study. It offers researchers the opportunity to present the results of their most recent research, to discuss ideas face-to-face and to learn about the latest developments in cultural management.
The International Association of Arts and Cultural Management also participates in the publication of the International Journal of Arts Management, published by the Carmelle and Rémi Marcoux Chair in Arts Management of HEC Montreal. This refereed journal is intended for art managers, consultants, educators, researchers and civil servants in the field of arts and cultural management. It presents the latest research and developments in the field.


The Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance, established in 1996, is a Training and Research Unit (UFR) of Aix-Marseille University for teaching jobs related to the management of public sector organizations and its territories as well as research in the field of public management. IMPGT educates and trains future-oriented professionals who will have the task of providing public organisations with management tools and methods of management, in accordance with the values and principles of the collective sphere. Public management, at the crossroads of management concepts, of administrative or political science, invests the realities of local areas of culture, identity, economic and civic life, a source of continuous renewal of collective projects and visions. An ongoing decentralization at the heart of today’s preoccupations reinforces that trend. But public management cannot be achieved without an international dimension rooted in regional traditions of diversity and hospitality, without looking at the world that opens toward the Mediterranean and beyond as a promise of meetings and cooperation.


On 1st July 2013, Euromed Management Marseille and BEM Bordeaux Management School, two top French business schools, already with EQUIS, AACSB, AMBA accreditations, merged to form KEDGE Business School. This merger places the new school at the top level of international standards, ensuring that it is able to maintain its three accreditations and guaranteeing the quality of research and teaching to acquire a real worldwide dimension. The aim of KEDGE Business School is to rise to these international challenges in terms of research, program development and teaching innovation. A development strategy in the emerging markets is in place in particular with regard to Asia. New modes of learning and skill development are used. KEDGE is present on several campuses, including Marseille, Bordeaux, Paris, Dakar, Shangai and Suzhou. The School also includes the KEDGE School of Design in Toulon in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur. KEDGE BS has 12 000 students (23% international students), 175 full professors, 300 academic partners, 50 students associations, 40 000 graduates and a budget of 90 million euros.



The Creative Industries, Culture and Sport (CICS) research cluster brings together the activities of the Arts, Culture and Management in Europe Chair from BEM Bordeaux Management School, in existence since 2004, and the work of Euromed researchers on entertainment, media, sport, fashion. The mission of the CICS cluster is to produce and share knowledge with academic, professional and student communities, on organisational behaviour, management, marketing, economics and the sociology of the extensive contemporary definition of the cultural field, which we know as Creative Industries. This definition goes to the heart of culture (art, heritage, performing arts), cultural industries (film, television, video, etc.), design, taste industries (fashion, gastronomy, craft, luxury goods), entertainment and leisure industries, particularly sport and tourism. The cluster fits perfectly with the values of creativity and sharing promoted by Kedge Business School through innovative research and teaching, which truly meet a social need. The team includes 20 full and affiliated professors in Bordeaux, Marseille and Toulon. They drive various research projects and pedagogical activities for a wide range of public and private organisations all over Europe.


Aix-Marseille University (AMU), a public, scientific, cultural and professional institution which began life on January 1, 2012, is the outcome of the merger process carried out by the three universities of Aix-Marseille. Presided over by Yvon Berland since January 3, 2012, AMU is today one of the youngest universities and yet the largest in France in number of students, staff and budget (650 million Euros). AMU attracts 72 000 students (initial and continuing training), 7 680 staff and 19 components (education and research units, and institutes).


The CERGAM is attached to the Doctoral School of economics sciences and Management of Aix-Marseille. Historically, the Centre for Study and Research on Organizations and Management, CEROG, now CERGAM, is one of the oldest French research centres in management. For 3 decades, CERGAM and Paris-Dauphine University are the main production centres of thesis in Management in France. CERGAM retains its role as development and stimulation of research in the areas of finance, human resource management, marketing, strategy, information systems and public management, especially with the collaboration of the Public Management team, which has been created to help teachers, researchers and PhDs in public management to invest in field studies at the request of regional, national and international organisations and, which is attached to the Institute of Public Management and Territorial Governance, IMPGT.