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dr. (Erik) H.J.C.J. Hitters

dr. (Erik) H.J.C.J. Hitters
Associate Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
M 8-18
Telephone
+31 10 4082503
Email
hitters@eshcc.eur.nl

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Erik Hitters (1964) is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Industries in the Department of Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He has co-founded and is director of ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. He lectures for the MA programme in Media Studies and IBCoM, the International Bachelor in Communication and Media. Erik’s research interests lie in the broad field of transformations in the media and cultural industries. His first strand of research deals with the changing logics of institutional and field dynamics in the media and cultural industries, including the film, music and broadcasting industries. His second interest is in local, regional…

Erik Hitters (1964) is Associate Professor of Media and Cultural Industries in the Department of Media & Communication of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

He has co-founded and is director of ERMeCC, the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture. He lectures for the MA programme in Media Studies and IBCoM, the International Bachelor in Communication and Media. Erik’s research interests lie in the broad field of transformations in the media and cultural industries. His first strand of research deals with the changing logics of institutional and field dynamics in the media and cultural industries, including the film, music and broadcasting industries. His second interest is in local, regional and national creative industries policies. His third in media clustering and creative cities.

Erik Hitters was trained as a sociologist at Tilburg University. In 1990 he started his PhD research as an NWO junior researcher at Utrecht University. He received his doctorate in Social Sciences from Utrecht University in 1996. In 1997 he was a Senior Fellow at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, USA. Prior to his present job at the Media & Communication Department of Erasmus University, he worked as lecturer and assistant professor at the universities of Nijmegen and Tilburg and as a senior researcher at the Department of Arts and Culture Studies of Erasmus University. From 2007 to 2012 he was member and later Chair of the Examination Board of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication. From 2012 to 2013 he served as Director of Education a.i. of that school. Erik has worked as an advisor and consultant on cultural policy and cultural industries to, amongst others, the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sciences, The Association of Dutch Municipalities, and the cities of Rotterdam and Utrecht.

        • J.A.M. van der Velden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016). The distinctiveness of Electronic Dance Music. Challenging mainstream routines and structures in the music industries. International Journal of Music Business Research (online), 5 (1), 59-84.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005). Het Actieplan Cultuurbereik: in Handboek Cultuurbeleid. Elsevier, III.1-3-1-III.1-3-36.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Klimaatveranderingen: lokale cultuur in de mondiale stedenstrijd. Sicamag, 2 (5), 4-5.
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2017). State of Independents, Small-scale Production in a Globally Connected Place. In L. Mutsaers & G. Keunen (Eds.), Made in the Low Countries: studies in popular music (Routledge Global Popular Music Series) (pp. 157-166). London: Routledge
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2011). Back to Hilversum. Consolidation of the Dutch broadcast cluster. In R.G. Picard & C. Karlsson (Eds.), Media clusters: Spatial agglomeration and content capabilities (pp. 99-119). Cheltenham, UK: Edgar Elgar
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2011). The privatization and commercialization of cultural institutions in the Netherlands. In A. Zimmer (Ed.), Jenseits von Bier und Tulpen; Sport, Kultur and Soziales in den Niederlanden und Deutschland (pp. 131-148). New York/Berlin: Waxmann
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2009). Media and the creative city: Exploring the creation of urban media clusters. In A. Albarran, P. Faustino & C. Dal Zotto (Eds.), Media as driver of the information society. Economics, Management, Policies and Technologies (pp. 349-367). Lissabon: Media XXI/Formal Press
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2007). Porto and Rotterdam as European Capitals of Culture: Towards the festivalization of urban cultural policy. In G. Richards (Ed.), Cultural Tourism: Global and local perspectives (pp. 281-301). New York: Haworth Hospitality Press
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2004). The Festivalisation of Urban Cultural Policy. In G. Richards (Ed.), Cultural Tourism: Globalising the Local, Localising the Global (pp. 203-215). Arnhem: Atlas
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2004). Reluctance and Refinement in Rotterdam: Establishing Symphony and Opera as Institutions 1860-1950. In A. Bargeman, K. Breedveld & Th.A.M. Beckers (Eds.), De veranderende tijd: opstellen over tijd en vrijetijd (pp. 199-212). Tilburg: Universiteit van Tilburg
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2001). Mecenaat in Rotterdam; weldoeners achter de schermen. In Godfried Engbersen & Jack Burgers (Eds.), De verborgen stad. De zeven gezichten van Rotterdam (pp. 194-214). Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2001). Creative Industries as Milieux of Innovation: the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. In G Richards (Ed.), Cultural Attractions and European Tourism (pp. 227-241). Wallingford: CAB International
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2001). De maakbaarheid van het theaterklimaat; het theaterbeleid. In A. Adriaanse (Ed.), 030; Utrechts theater 1960-2000 (pp. 116-131). Utrecht: Stichting Schilp
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (Ed.). (2002). Rotterdam and Porto, Cultural Capitals 2001: visitor research. Arnhem: ATLAS
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters & M. Van de Kamp (2012). The Music Industry: Changing Practices and New Research Directions. In Proceedings of the IASPM Benelux conference Popular Music: Theory and Practice in the Lowlands (pp. 209-229). Haarlem: IASPM Benelux
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden, H.J.C.J. Hitters & P.V. Bhansing (2016, juli 21). Understanding innovation in the creative industries: a practitioners’ view. onbekend, 19th International Conference of the ACEI, Young Researchers Workshop.
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden, H.J.C.J. Hitters & P.V. Bhansing (2016, september 8). Sources of innovation in the creative industries. Porto, Portugal, ESA Midterm Conference, Sociology of the Arts.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016, november 30). Cultures of innovation in the creative industries. Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit, Kennisdelen in de gebouwde omgeving.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & P.V. Bhansing (2016, september 8). The volatility of creative business centres. A study of cultural production and creative industries policies. Porto, Portugal, ESA Midterm Conference, Sociology of the Arts.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016, april 14). Conventies in de kunst. Amsterdam, Holland Festival Young Academy.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & P.V. Bhansing (2016, februari 5). Volatility and vacillation in local creative industries policies. The case of creative business centres. Amsterdam, Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap.
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016, februari 5). Being close to the ‘cool’. Social image and reputation in creative clusters. Amsterdam, Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & W. Wierda (2015, september 29). Isomorphism in the Dutch Music Publishing Industry. Vienna, Music Business Research days.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, P.V. Bhansing & Y.G.D. Wijngaarden (2015, november 19). CICI: Cultures of innovation in small scale creative clusters. Rotterdam School of Management, Research seminar: Business and management-related questions in the creative industry.
        • J.A.M. van der Velden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2014, april 10). The Distinctiveness of Dance. Edinburgh, Studying Music: An International Conference in Honour of Simon Frith.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & W. Wierda (2014, november 7). Expanding Isomorphism; the case of the Music Publishing Industry. Rotterdam, IASPM Benelux Conference.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, P.V. Bhansing & Y.G.D. Wijngaarden (2014, mei 23). Cultures of Innovation in small scale creative clusters. Keynote. Antwerp, Third International Research Conference on the Cultural and Creative Industries.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2014, oktober 1). The state of independents. Diversity in music production and distribution in the Netherlands. Vienna, Austria, Vienna Music Business Research Days 2014.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2012, september 10). Arts, Events and Creative Cities. Budapest, ESF Exploratory Workshop: Reinventions of Early-European Performing Arts and the Creative City.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005, juni 17). Goudkoorts. Rotterdam, Goudkoorts manifestatie voor cultuur en zaken, koorts, WTC Rotterdam.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016, mei 26). Cultures of innovation in small scale creative clusters. Rotterdam, CICI conferentie: The Place to be. De waarde van creatieve co-locatie.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005, februari 27). Rotterdam Creatieve Stad. Rotterdam, Debat van D'66.
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2011). Media cultures and creative networks; the importance of knowledge exhange in the Amsterdam and Hilversum media clusters. European Sociological Association (ESA) conference: Geneve, Zwitserland (2011, september 7 - 2011, september 10).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & M.C. van de Kamp (2011). The music industry; changing practices and new research directions. International Association for the Study of Popular Music (IASPM) conference: Haarlem, Nederland (2011, april 15 - 2011, april 15).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2010). Creativity and Tacitness; The importance of knowledge spillovers in the Amsterdam and Hilversum Media Clusters. The European Media Management Association Annual Conference: London (2010, februari 5 - 2010, februari 7).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2009). Hilversum Media Cluster, Netherlands. Media Cluster Workshop at Jonkoping University, Media Transformation Centre: London (2009, oktober 16 - 2009, oktober 16).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2009). Hilversum media cluster: A preliminary analysis. Media Cluster Workshop at Jonkoping University, Media Transformation Centre: Stockholm (2009, februari 19 - 2009, februari 21).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & A.F.M. Krijnen (2009). Mediating regional identities: The popularity and legitimacy of regional television. The 9th Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA): Lissabon (2009, september 1 - 2009, september 6).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & A.F.M. Krijnen (2009). Koning van de Regio? Een onderzoek naar de populariteit en legitimiteit van regionale televisie. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Nijmegen (2009, februari 12 - 2009, februari 13).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2008). Audio Visual Industries and the Creative City: Exploring cluster creation in film and audiovisual industries in Rotterdam. Conference: ECREA's 2nd European Communication: Barcelona (2008, november 25 - 2008, november 28).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters & M.C. van de Kamp (2008). Tune in, fade out; Music companies and the (re)valuation of local music products in the Netherlands. Conference: Classification in the Arts and Media. The Impact of Commercialization and Globalization: Rotterdam (2008, juni 19 - 2008, juni 19).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2008). Creative Clusters in Europe. HERA Matchmaking Event: Paris (2008, april 19 - 2008, april 19).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2008). Media and the Creative City: Exploring the creation of urban media clusters. Conference: 8th World Media Economics and Management: Lisabon (2008, mei 19 - 2008, mei 19).
        • M.C. van de Kamp & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2007). Transformations in the music industry? The impact of Internet on independent record companies and young starting. Studiedag: Toekomstperspectieven voor de muziekindustrie: Heeft de muziekindustrie nood aan een nieuw product conception?: Brussel (2007, november 29 - 2007, november 29).
        • M.C. van de Kamp, H.J.C.J. Hitters & P. Rutten (2006). Breaking the sound barrier? Independent music productions from Scotland and the Netherlands on the global market. 32nd Annual STP&A Meeting: Wenen (2006, juli 9 - 2006, juli 9).
        • M.C. van de Kamp, H.J.C.J. Hitters & P. Rutten (2006). Challenging the majors supremacy. Independent music productions from Scotland and the Netherlands on the global market. International Conference: Transformations in the cultural and media industries: Parijs (2006, september 25 - 2006, december 25).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005). Strategy or Contingency: the Logic of Urban Cultural Clusters. International Symposium: Creative Clusters and the City: Osaka (2005, maart 13 - 2005, maart 17).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2002). The Social and Cultural Impact of the European City of Culture Event: Evidence from Rotterdam 2001. Social Theory, Politics and the Arts: Carleston, U.S.A. (2002, oktober 2).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Culture and crisis in Baltimore. On non-profit cultural organizations and the urban recession. Publicatie in: Looking Ahead. A collection of papers from the International Social Theory, Politics and the Arts Conference: Philadelphia PA, USA (2000, januari 1).
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden, P.V. Bhansing & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2015). Creative innovation: Conceptualising innovation for the creative industries. 8th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC): Aix-en-Provence/Marseille (2015, juni 26 - 2015, juli 1).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2015). The state of Independents; DIY and independent music production in the Netherlands. Eurosonic/Noorderslag 2015: Groningen (2015, januari 17).
        • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2015). Performing creative places: Clusters and reputation, identity and distinction. 12th conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA): Prague (2015, augustus 25 - 2015, augustus 28).
        • P.V. Bhansing, Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2015). Passion inspires: Motivations of creative entrepreneurs at creative business centers in the Netherlands. 8th International Conference on Arts and Cultural Management (AIMAC): Aix en Provence / Marseille, France (2015, juli 1).
        • P.V. Bhansing, Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2015). The Collective Identities of Different Creative Entrepreneurs in Creative Business Centers. 55th ERSA Congress: Lisbon (2015, augustus 26).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, Y.G.D. Wijngaarden & P.V. Bhansing (2014). Science meets creativity // Innoveren in creatieve broedplaatsen. Science meets creativity: Strijp S, Eindhoven (2014, april 10).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2013). Knowledge and Innovation in Media Clusters: the case of Hilversum, Netherlands. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap: Rotterdam (2013, februari 8).
        • W. Wierda & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2013). Opportunistic Isomorphism of the Music Publishers Industry. Popular Music Heritage, Cultural Memory and Cultural Identity. POPID conference: Rotterdam (2013, januari 30).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters, P. King, N.H. Petersen & J. Davidson (2012). Reinventions of Early-European Performing Arts and the Creative City. Exploratory Workshop: Budapest (2012, september 9 - 2012, september 12).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2012). The music Industry; changing practices and new research directions. World Media Economics and Management Conference: Thessaloniki, Greece (2012, mei 24).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2004). Urban Cultural Clusters: Strategy or Contingency? The 6e Conference the Art of Comparison. ESA Research Network for Sociology of the Arts: Rotterdam (2004, november 3 - 2004, november 3).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Refinement and regression. Organizing and legitimizing symphony and opera 1860-1930. ESA Research Network Sociology of Arts International Conference 'State of the Arts': Exeter, UK (2000, september 1).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Urban cultural clusters and the spatial logic of creativity. A case study of the Westergasfabriek, Amsterdam. ISA RC 37 mid-term conference 'The Culture Society': Barcelona, Spanje (2000, juli 6).
        • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Creative industries and the dynamics of urban cultural development. Conference The Long Run: Rotterdam (2000, februari 23).
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Zuid Nederland presenteert cultureel profiel [Bespreking van het boek Op het Zuiden. Culturele Samenwerking Zuid-Nederland]. .
      • A.M. Bevers & H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005). Effectiviteit en efficiëncy van culturele subsidies. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: Rotterdamse Kunststichting
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005). Werkrapport Culturele Infrastructuur 2001-2004. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: ECKCW
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters & T. IJdens (2005). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 2003. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: RISBO
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters & T. IJdens (2005). Landelijke evaluatie van het Actieplan Cultuurbereik 2001-2004. (Extern rapport). Tilburg: IVA beleidsonderzoek en advies
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2003). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 2002. (Intern rapport). :
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2003). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 1999-2001. (Intern rapport). :
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2003). Zes casestudies Actieplan Cultuurbereik; Vier stedelijke en twee provinciale Programma's Cultuurbereik 2001-2002. (Intern rapport). :
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (Interview) (2013, sep 06). European Capital of Culture. [televisie-uitzending]. In NOS Journaal.
  • Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.

    Title
    Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective

    Title
    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Creative Industries), Pre-master (Media & Journalistiek), Pre-master (Media, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Media & Business)

    Key Concepts in the Social Sciences

    Title
    Key Concepts in the Social Sciences
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Creative Industries), Pre-master (Media & Journalistiek), Pre-master (Media, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Media & Business)

    Management of Creative Industries

    Title
    Management of Creative Industries
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Creative Industries)

    Innovation in the Creative Industries

    Title
    Innovation in the Creative Industries
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    MA (Media & Creative Industries)

    Master Class

    Title
    Master Class
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Creative Industries), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2018
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    MA (Media & Creative Industries), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    Nederland
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082503

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam