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

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

Associate Professor of Media and Creative Industries . Managing Director, Erasmus Research Centre for Media, Communication and Culture

Associate Professor Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication Department of Media and Communication
Location
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Room
M8-18
Telephone
+31 10 4082503
Email
hitters@eshcc.eur.nl

Latest academic publication

P.V. Bhansing, H.J.C.J. Hitters & Y.G.D. Wijngaarden (2018). Passion Inspires: Motivations of creative entrepreneurs in creative business centres in the Netherlands. Journal of Entrepreneurship, 7 (1).

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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 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.

      • H.J.C.J. Hitters & R. den Drijver (2017). The Business of DIY. Characteristics, motives and ideologies of micro-independent record labels. Cadernos de Arte e Antropologia, 5 (1), 17-35. doi: http://journals.openedition.org/cadernosaa/1192
      • Y.G.D. Wijngaarden, H.J.C.J. Hitters & P.V. Bhansing (2016). ‘Innovation is a dirty word’: contesting innovation in the creative industries. International Journal of Cultural Policy (print), 23, 1-14. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/10286632.2016.1268134[go to publisher's site]
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters & M. van de Kamp (2010). Tune in, fade out: Music companies and the (re)valuation of domestic music products in the Netherlands. Poetics. Journal of Empirical Research on Culture, the Media and the Arts, 38, 461-480. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.poetic.2010.07.004
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2009). Koning van de regio. Populariteit en legitimiteit van regionale televisie. Boekman. Tijdschrift voor Kunst, Cultuur en Beleid, 21 (1), 56-62.
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2002). The Creation and Management of Cultural Clusters. Creativity and Innovation Management, 11 (4), 234-247.
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2002). De Vlaamse cultuur als reflexief regiem. Rudi Laermans: Het cultureel regiem. Vrijetijdstudies, 20 (2), 58-59.
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). The social and political construction of a cultural capital; Rotterdam 2001. International Journal of Cultural Policy (print), 6 (2), 183-199.
      • 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). 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 (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 (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 (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 (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
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2016, april 14). Conventies in de kunst. Amsterdam, Holland Festival Young Academy.
      • 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, 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.
      • 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, november 30). Cultures of innovation in the creative industries. Eindhoven, Technische Universiteit, Kennisdelen in de gebouwde omgeving.
      • 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, 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.
      • 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 (2014, mei 23). Cultures of Innovation in small scale creative clusters. Keynote. Antwerp, Third International Research Conference on the Cultural and Creative Industries.
      • 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 (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.
      • 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).
      • 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).
      • 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, 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).
      • 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).
      • 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 (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, 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 (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 & 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 & 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 (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 (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 (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).
      • 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).
      • 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). 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).
      • 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).
      • 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).
      • 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 (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). 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). 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 (Interview) (2013, sep 06). European Capital of Culture. [televisie-uitzending]. In NOS Journaal.
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2000). Zuid Nederland presenteert cultureel profiel [Bespreking van het boek Op het Zuiden. Culturele Samenwerking Zuid-Nederland]. .
      • H.J.C.J. Hitters (2005). Werkrapport Culturele Infrastructuur 2001-2004. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: ECKCW
      • 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 & T. IJdens (2005). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 2003. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: RISBO
      • 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 (2003). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 2002. (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 (2003). Monitor Actieplan Cultuurbereik 1999-2001. (Intern rapport). :
  • Associate Professor

    University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    School
    Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication
    Department
    Department of Media and Communication
    Country
    The Netherlands
    Telephone
    +31 10 4082503
  • Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.

    Title
    Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective

    Title
    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Cultuur), 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
    2017
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Cultuur), Pre-master (Media & Journalistiek), Pre-master (Media, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Media & Business)

    Management van Media en Culturele Indust

    Title
    Management van Media en Culturele Indust
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur)

    Master Class

    Title
    Master Class
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2017
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.

    Title
    Made in Holland - Duch Creat. Industr.
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-2 (International Bachelor Communication and Media)

    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective

    Title
    Media Systems in Comparative Perspective
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 3
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Cultuur), 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
    2016
    Period
    TERM 2
    Year level
    BA-1 (International Bachelor Communication and Media), Pre-master (Media & Cultuur), Pre-master (Media & Journalistiek), Pre-master (Media, Culture & Society), Pre-master (Media & Business)

    Management van Media en Culturele Indust

    Title
    Management van Media en Culturele Indust
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur)

    Master Class

    Title
    Master Class
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 1
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

    Master's Thesis

    Title
    Master's Thesis
    Year
    2016
    Period
    TERM 4
    Year level
    MA (Media & Cultuur), MA (Media & Journalistiek), MA (Media, Culture & Society), MA (Media & Business)

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