MET Professors Pen Op-Ed on Arts in Boston

in Administrative Sciences, Arts Administration, Faculty News, Jay Halfond, MET News, Rich Maloney
September 26th, 2013

Boston Street Pianos

Assistant Professor of Arts Administration Rich Maloney and Associate Professor of Administrative Sciences Jay Halfond co-authored an Op-Ed piece on the role of the arts in Boston, which appeared in the Boston Herald earlier this week. The article cites the strong historical presence of the arts in the city, and examines the advantages this tradition could offer when it intersects with business.

As we move from an information to an innovation age, workers able to harness their creativity to develop new products and processes — and navigate a complex and volatile business environment — will play an increasingly vital role in our economy. A 2010 IBM study of more than 1,500 CEOs found that the most important factor for predicting future organizational success was their ability to infuse creativity throughout their organizations. Boston has more than its share of what urban scholar Richard Florida calls the “creative class.”

Full article: Boston Herald

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