Organizational Aesthetics announces a call for a Special Issue on Disruption. Deadline extended to 31 January 2015. For more information, see Disruption Special Issue Call.

Organizational Aesthetics announces a call for a Special Issue on Dance, Choreography and Organisation. For more information, see Dance, Choreography and Organisation Special Issue Call.

Organizational Aesthetics announces a call for a Special Issue on Design Thinking and Social Justice. For more information, see Design Thinking and Social Justice Special Issue Call.

Organizational Aesthetics is about how the five senses and artistry inform business, non-profit, and government organizations. We mean for both terms, aesthetics and organizational, to be understood broadly to include a range of topics. Examples are the use of arts-based methods in organizations, theoretical accounts of aesthetic phenomena in organizations such as beautiful (or grotesque) leadership, and the art about/in/behind organizations. In fact, we hope that authors and artists will take us to places we haven’t even begun to describe here. The content of the journal is organized into four sections: Theory, Practice, Art, and Reviews.

Organizational Aesthetics is a publication of The Art of Management and Organization.

Current Issue: Volume 3, Issue 1 (2014)

Special Topic: Evolutions And Hybrids Of Aesthetic Judgment And Value In Cultural Industries And Art Markets

The spectacular development of art prices in the art market have triggered the debate about questions of value in art. At the same time, art practices have often entered the traditional working spaces and are at the basis of the economic success of many industries, even those which are not traditionally perceived as cultural. The Special Topic investigates in two directions. On the one hand, we wonder how art(s) is (are) able to generate value in the economy and in the society. Which different values are attributed to art by the market, exhibitions, science and criticism? On the other hand, we also question how art is challenging the very notion of value. How can value be made visible in art at all? Is art able to draw a different interpretation to the contemporary mainstream economic notion of value?

Theory Article


Getting to performance: NZTrio and relational dynamics
Ralph Bathurst and Lloyd P. Williams

Pages: 65 to 78

Art Pieces


Video: Leadership in Spaces and Places
Perttu Salovaara

Pages: 79 to 79



A Review for the Boss
Henrik Schrat

Pages: 7 to 9


Special Topic


Cultural content in the digital arena: toward the hybridization of legal and business models
mariateresa maggiolino, Maria Lillà Montagnani, and Massimiliano Nuccio

Pages: 42 to 64



Steven S. Taylor, Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Section Editors

Donna Ladkin (Theory), Plymouth University

Martin Wood (Practice), RMIT University

Ralph Bathurst (Art), Massey University

Brigitte Biehl-MIssal (Reviews), Essex University

Special Topic Editors:

Massimiliano Nuccio, Leuphana Universität

Pierre Guillet de Monthoux, Copenhagen Business School