Ruth Rentschler discusses a private entrepreneur and his art museum as a single deep, rich case study. Occasionally, new art museums emerge in small regional cities that contribute to economic and social development. Using the entrepreneurship theory of effectuation, Rentschler provides a lens on how one man’s vision has changed opportunities in a rust-bucket city and state, boosting jobs and tourism and changing the urban environment. Ruth Rentschler OAM is Head School of Management and Professor Arts and Cultural Leadership at the University of South Australia. She previously held the role of Associate Dean: Research Education. She has more than 20 years’ experience working in governance, management and marketing in the non-profit sphere at local, state, national and international levels.
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