dr. EMMP Loots

Assistant Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Arts & Culture Studies
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Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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loots@eshcc.eur.nl

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Dr Ellen Loots

Ellen Loots is assistant professor in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is a member of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), and currently the chair of the Program Committee Arts & Culture Studies.

She obtained a PhD in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), based on a doctoral thesis entitled 'Performance evaluations in the arts: evidence from the Netherlands and Flanders' in which she explored evaluation processes in policy and the media,…

Dr Ellen Loots

Ellen Loots is assistant professor in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Arts and Cultural Studies of the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. She is a member of the Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture (ERMeCC), and currently the chair of the Program Committee Arts & Culture Studies.

She obtained a PhD in Applied Economics from Antwerp University (Belgium), based on a doctoral thesis entitled 'Performance evaluations in the arts: evidence from the Netherlands and Flanders' in which she explored evaluation processes in policy and the media, combining economics, organisational, institutional and sociological perspectives. Ellen holds a MA degree in Cultural Management from Antwerp University, a MA in Fine Arts from Sint Lukas Antwerp, and a BA in Art History and Archaeology from Ghent University.

Before joining the EUR in 2015, Ellen worked at Antwerp University, Maastricht University and Groningen University, teaching courses such as Management of Arts & Culture, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Cultural Policy, and Creative Cities. She has been involved in funded research projects on Artists’ residences, Public Libraries and their users, the Financing of Heritage, and Entrepreneurial Growth. Ellen has worked in a number of arts organizations, mainly in visual arts programming and marketing.

Teaching

Ellen’s approach to teaching is research-led. In addition, she develops courses that equip students with knowledge, skills and attitudes relevant to the management and entrepreneurship in cultural and creative environments. Her courses challenge students’ independent ways of thinking and add to their employability and career self-management competences.

She currently lectures in the International Bachelor Arts and Culture Studies (IBACS), and the Master in Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (MA CEE):

  • CC2017: Advanced Economics of the Arts and Culture
  • CC4107: Research Workshop Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
  • CC4115: Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theory
  • CC4120: Cultural Entrepreneurship: Empirical Research

She supervises several MA theses.

Research

Ellen’s research on the economics of arts and culture and the creative industry is multi-facetted, with the use of diverse methods, and a focus on a number of sub-themes:

The labour market for artists

  • Artists’ career paths
  • The psychology, motivation and behaviour of artists and creatives
  • The intern economy

Cultural and creative entrepreneurship

  • Cultural entrepreneurship education
  • Entrepreneurial growth
  • Cooperation and co-working
  • New business models and sustainability in the Creative Industry

Management of arts and creativity

  • Performance measurement
  • Management in the arts market

(comparative) Cultural policy

  • Arts funding
  • Agency in cultural policy

PhD supervision

Current PhD-student: Zeynep Birsel with a thesis on Art-Science-Technology collaborations in the creative industries (together with Lénia Marques).

Publications

Ellen’s recent publications include:

E.M.M.P. Loots (2019, in press). Strings attached to arts funding: panel assessments of theatre organizations through the lens of Agency Theory. Journal of Arts Management, Law and Society.

B. Cnossen, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2019). Individual motivation among entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries. A self-determination perspective. Creativity and Innovation Management, 1-14. doi: 10.1111/caim.12315

L. Schediwy, E.M.M.P. Loots & P. Bhansing (2019). With their feet on the ground: a quantitative study of music students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship education. Journal of Education and Work, 31 (7-8), 611-627.

E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2018). The growth puzzle in the creative industries. Or why creatives and their industries are a special case. La Revue de l’Entrepreneuriat, 17 (1), 39-58.

E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2018). Compete or Cooperate in the Creative Industries? A quasi-experimental study with Dutch cultural and creative entrepreneurs. International Journal of Arts Management, 20 (2), 20-31.

      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). Performance evaluations in the arts: evidence from the Netherlands and Flanders (dissertation). Antwerp: Antwerp University
        • A. Guiette, S. Jacobs, E.M.M.P. Loots, A. Schramme & K. Vandenbempt (2012). Unlocking the symbolic value of the creative industries. In G. Hagoort, A. Thomassen & R. Kooyman (Eds.), Pioneering minds worldwide: on the entrepreneurial principles of the cultural and creative industries (pp. 76-80). Delft: Eburon
        • S. Jacobs, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Schramme (2013). De symbolische waarde van de creatieve industrie ontrafeld. In D. Hesters (Ed.), Kunstzaken: financiële en zakelijke modellen voor de kunsten in Vlaanderen (pp. 79-88). Brussel: Kwarts
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Kunstenaarsresidenties : een veelzijdig fenomeen. In Joining the dots : bouwstenen voor een duurzaam internationaal kunstenbeleid (pp. 82-89). Brussel: BAM, Muziekcentrum Vlaanderen
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2003). Erfgoedevenementen in Vlaanderen. In Cultuur en Vrije Tijd, een Lokaal Praktijkboek. Brussel: Politeia
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2005). Hebben en houden. Tips om je erfgoed gezond te houden. : Culturele Biografie Vlaanderen
        • E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Meesen (2004). Auteursrecht en Erfgoed. (Extern rapport). Antwerpen: Culturele Biografie Vlaanderen
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists’ mobility instigating enduring global networks? In Working Paper New Series, Dipartimento di Economia “S. Cognetti de Martiis”. International Centre for Research on the Economics of Culture, Institutions, and Creativity (EBLA), Centro Studi Silvia Santagata (CSS), University Torino
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Past performance and sense-making mechanisms in art: a network-approach for disentangling the various effects on performance in contemporary visual arts. In proceedings ACEI 2012, Kyoto Doshisha University, Japan, 21 – 24 June 2012
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). An Exploration of an Organization Form: Artists’ Residences. In proceedings ACEI 2012, 17th international conference on cultural economics, Kyoto Doshisha University, Japan, 21 – 24 June 2012
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2018, maart 16). The orange economy in the Netherlands and Colombia. Colombia, Barranquilla, Universidad del Norte, Cátedra Europa 2018, Forum on the creative industries.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014, januari 18). Keynote address: Imposed income standards in the performing and visual arts: have the Dutch and Flemish governments developed an adequate and effective instrument encouraging cultural entrepreneurship? Kufstein, Austria, 8th annual conference of the Fachverband Kulturmanagement - Dispositions of cultural funding. Cultural funding structures and their consequences for cultural production and reception.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2017, oktober 9). De kunstkoopregeling (Mondriaan Fonds) in Nederland. Een kritische reflectie op een beleidsinstrument. Antwerpen, Colloquium Kunst Kopen, Universiteit Antwerpen.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2016, maart 11). Be Creative: Transformations in the New Culture Industries. Rotterdam, discussion and interview with Angela McRobbie.
        • E.M.M.P. Loots (2017, maart 21). debate: How does Rotterdam Cultural policy (not) support cultural entrepreneurship? onbekend, ACE career days.
      • A. van Witteloostuijn, J. Vanderstraeten, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Hamelin (Eds.). (2018) Cross Cultural Management. An International Journal.
      • A. van Witteloostuijn, N. Cannaerts, W. Coreynen, E.M.M.P. Loots & J. Vanderstraeten (2016). dataset entrepreneurs - UNIZO project. Antwerp Management School [Dataset].
      • M. Lavanga, E.M.M.P. Loots & M. Cuérel (2018). Collaboration, cooperation and competition within and outside coworking spaces in The Netherlands. Global Conference on Economic Geography 2018. Session: Entrepreneurs, places and processes in entrepreneurial ecosystems: Cologne (DE): University of Cologne (2018, juli 24 - 2018, juli 28).
      • M. Lavanga, E.M.M.P. Loots & A. Konomi (2018). Creative entrepreneurship and urban space: Exploring the location choices of designers in Athens. 7th European Colloquium on Culture, Creativity and Economy: Stockholm: Stockholm University (2018, oktober 4 - 2018, oktober 5).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga, L. Marques & L. Sacco (2018). Clustering and Collaboration of Independent Fashion Designers. 10th Midterm Conference of the RNs - Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture Creative Locations: Art, Culture and the City: University of Malta Valletta Campus, Valletta (2018, september 4 - 2018, september 7).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands. 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). Young musicians’ career identities: do bohemian and entrepreneurial career identities compete or cohere? Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Chicago, IL, United States (2018, augustus 10 - 2018, augustus 14).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). A quantitative study of music students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship education. EURAM, European Academy of Management conference: Reykjavik (2018, juni 19 - 2018, juni 22).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, L. Schediwy & P.V. Bhansing (2018). A quantitative study of music students' attitudes towards entrepreneurship education. ESA-arts, 10th Midterm Conference of the RNs - Sociology of the Arts & Sociology of Culture: Valletta, Malta (2018, september 4 - 2018, september 7).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Growth in the Creative and Cultural Industries. SAMS Creative Industries Workshop: Edinburgh, Scotland, UK (2017, juni 27 - 2017, juni 28).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Individual motivation in creative and cultural industries. A self-determination perspective. EURAM, European Academy of Management conference: Glasgow, Scotland, UK (2017, juni 21 - 2017, juni 24).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). Individual motivation among entrepreneurs in the creative and cultural industries. Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Atlanta, Georgia, US (2017, augustus 4 - 2017, augustus 8).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). The growth puzzle in the creative industries. Research Workshop on Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship: Realities and Challenges: ECOLE Supérieure des BEAUX de Paris, France (2017, mei 23 - 2017, mei 23).
      • N. Cannaerts, W. Coreynen, E.M.M.P. Loots, H. Slabbinck, J. Vanderstraeten & A. van Witteloostuijn (2017). The Motivational Drivers of Entrepreneurship unlocked. 1st EBCA-Workshop “Entrepreneurship: Behavioural and Cognitive Approaches”: Strasbourg, France (2017, november 9 - 2017, november 10).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2016). Everyone is an artist. workshop in entrepreneurship: Maastricht (2016, september 27).
      • B. Cnossen, E.M.M.P. Loots & Y. van Wijngaarden (2016). Fantastic beasts and where to find them: a travel companion into the contested territory of creative and cultural work. 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts (ESA): University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Portugal (2016, september 8 - 2016, september 10).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2016). What motivates the creative entrepreneur? self-determination theory and collaboration in a lab experimental setting. 32nd EGOS - European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Naples, Italy (2016, juli 7 - 2016, juli 9).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, B. Cnossen & A. van Witteloostuijn (2016). The tension between cooperation and competition in the creative industries. 9th Midterm Conference of the RN-Sociology of the Arts (ESA): University of Porto, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, Portugal (2016, september 8 - 2016, september 10).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). The Unbearable Lightness of Creative Entrepreneurship - De Ondraaglijke Lichtheid van het Creatief Ondernemen. workshop on creative entrepreneurship: Amsterdam (2015, december 1).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 18th ACEI International conference on Cultural Economics: École des sciences de la gestion de l’Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada (2014, juni 24 - 2014, juni 27).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2014). Who tells fortunes to artists? The evaluation process of theatre producers as an instance where different institutional logics meet. 29th EGOS European Group for Organizational Studies Colloquium: Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2014, juli 3 - 2014, juli 5).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2013). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 11th ESA European Sociological Association Conference: University of Torino, Italy (2013, augustus 28 - 2013, augustus 31).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2013). Who tells fortunes to nonprofit theatre companies? State intervention and the strings attached. 12th AIMAC 2013 conference on the Management of Arts and Culture: Universidad Los Andes, Bogota, Colombia (2013, juni 26 - 2013, juni 29).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Imposed Income Standards in the Performing and Visual Arts: have central governments developed an adequate and effective instrument encouraging cultural entrepreneurship? Conference On the Financing of Art organized by Frankfurt School of Finance & Management & European Academy of Cultural Affairs (EACA): Frankfurt, Germany (2012, mei 11 - 2012, mei 12).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). An Exploration of an Organization Form: Artists’ Residences. 28th EGOS European Group On Organization Science Colloquium: Helsinki, Finland (2012, juli 5 - 2012, juli 7).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists’ residences: a multi-facetted form responding to its environment? 7th ICCPR International Conference on Policy Research: University Barcelona, Spain (2012, juli 9 - 2012, juli 12).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots & S. Jacobs (2012). Why would people care about fashion (if they could read a good book, go to the movies, attend a concert or buy a designer’s chair)? Unlocking the creative industries’ symbolic value. Fashioning the City: Exploring Fashion Cultures, Structures, and Systems conference: Royal College of Art, London, UK (2012, september 19 - 2012, september 21).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Grants to performing arts companies. Who tells fortunes: the state, experts or peers? 4th EIASM Workshop on Managing Cultural Organizations: University of Bologna, Italy (2012, oktober 25 - 2012, oktober 27).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Artists' residences: An Exploration Of An Organization Form. 12th EURAM European Academy of Management conference: Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2012, juni 6 - 2012, juni 8).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Critical Attention for the Performing Arts: How do Critics Select and Judge Artistic Quality? 7th ESA Conference of the European Research Network Sociology of the Arts: University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna, Austria (2012, september 5 - 2012, september 8).
      • S. Jacobs & E.M.M.P. Loots (2012). Unlocking the Cultural and Creative Industries’ Symbolic Value. 7th ICCPR International Conference on Policy Research: University Barcelona, Spain (2012, juli 9 - 2012, juli 12).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Determinants of artists’ success and failure: a model. 5th EWACE European Workshop on Applied Cultural Economics: Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2011, september 1 - 2011, september 3).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2011). Artists’ Residences: a Typology and Taxonomy. 11th AIMAC 2011 conference on the Management of Arts and Culture: University of Antwerp, Belgium (2011, juli 3 - 2011, juli 6).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2010). Income standards of arts organizations. “Public and private support of the arts and culture ”, organized by the Doctoral school of Human Sciences and CEMESO (Centre for the Studies on Media and Culture): VUB, Belgium (2010, februari 25 - 2010, februari 25).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2009). On the financing of cultural heritage in Flanders and the Netherlands. The European Science Days 2009 - summer school "The Economics of Art and Culture", Scientific Organizer: Professor Victor Ginsburgh, Université Libre de Bruxelles: Steyr, Austria (2009, juli 12 - 2009, juli 16).
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). Nominated for the Best RAKE (Best Research & Knowledge Exchange) Paper Award "The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands". 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8). Overig.
      • E.M.M.P. Loots, M. Lavanga & E. Nieboer (2018). Nominated for the Best Paper Award in the track Creative Industries Entrepreneurship track "The Portfolio Careers of Designers: some Empirical Evidence from the Netherlands". 41st ISBE Conference (Institute for Small Businesses and Entrepreneurship) - ‘Research, policy and practice: Collaboration in a disparate world’: Birmingham (2018, november 7 - 2018, november 8). Overig.
      • E.M.M.P. Loots (2015). Laureate of the Bilsen Award for an unpublished thesis about Cultural Management (2014). Annual colloquium Bilsen Fund: Antwerp (2015, maart 30). Overig.
  • Advanced Economics of Arts and Culture

    Title
    Advanced Economics of Arts and Culture
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (BA-2) (BA-2) (BA-3) (BA-3)

    Internship Arts and Culture Studies

    Title
    Internship Arts and Culture Studies
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (BA-2) (BA-2) (BA-3) (BA-3)

    Cultuur in de Lage Landen

    Title
    Cultuur in de Lage Landen
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (BA-2) (BA-2)

    Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship

    Title
    Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (MA)

    Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theory

    Title
    Cultural Entrepreneurship: Theory
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (MA)

    Cult. entr. Empirical Research

    Title
    Cult. entr. Empirical Research
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (MA)

    MA Thesis CEE

    Title
    MA Thesis CEE
    Year
    2018
    Year level
    (MA)
  • Assistant Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Arts & Culture Studies
    Country
    The Netherlands

Address

Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam