Professor Can Seng Ooi doing fieldwork


RESEARCH


Here are my publications on art worlds and cultural development. Most of the journal articles and book chapters are available for download at Researchgate and Academia.edu. Or I will give you the electronic copy if you send in your request. Your comments are always welcomed.


Ooi, Can-Seng; and Comunian, Roberta. 2019. "The artrepreneurial ecosystem in Singapore: Enable and inhibit the creative economy". In Lim, Lorraine; and Lee, Hye-Kyung (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia. London: Routlege. 57-71.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2019. "Production and consumption of stories, images and fantasies: heritage, screen and literary tourism", Annals of Leisure Research, Vol 22, No. 3, 408-410. DOI: 10.1080/11745398.2018.1506992. Access.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2018. "Global City for the Arts: Weaving tourism into cultural policy". In Chong, Terence (ed.) The State and the Arts in Singapore: Policies and Institutions, Singapore: World Scientific. 165-179. DOI: 10.1142/9789813236899_0008. Access.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2017. "The global art city". In Hannigan, J. and Richards, G. (eds.) The SAGE Handbook of New Urban Studies, Thousand Oaks: SAGE. 207-216.

Comunian, Roberta; and Ooi, Can-Seng. 2016. "Global aspirations and local talent: the development of creative higher education in Singapore", International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 22, No. 1, 58-79. doi: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1101085. Access.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2016. "The business of politics, commerce and culture in East Asia", International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 22, No. 2, 308-311. DOI: 10.1080/10286632.2015.1084301 Access.

Ooi, Can-Seng; HÃ¥kanson, Lars; and LaCava, Laura. 2014. "Poetics and politics of the European Capital of Culture project", Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol 148, 420-427. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.07.061. Download.

Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management

Koning, Juliette; and Ooi, Can-Seng. 2013. "Awkward encounters and ethnography", Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, Vol. 8, No. 1, 16-32. DOI: 10.1108/17465641311327496. Access. (Journal's "2014 Highly Commended Paper")

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2012."Education and becoming an artist: Experiences from Singapore". In C. Mathieu (ed). Careers in Creative Industries. New York: Routledge. 254-269. See book.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2011. "Subjugated in the creative industries: The fine arts in Singapore", Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 3, 119-137. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2011. "Branding and the accreditation approach: Singapore". In Morgan, Nigel; Pritchard, Annette; and Pride, Roger (eds). Destination Brands: Managing Place Reputation, 3rd edition. Oxford: Elsevier. 185-196.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2011. "Paradoxes of city branding and societal changes". In Dinnie, Keith  (ed.) City Branding: Theory and Cases. Hampshire, UK: Palgrave Macmillan. 54-61.

Ooi, Can-Seng and Stoeber, Birgit. 2011. "Creativity unbound - Policies, government and the creative industries", Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 3, 113-117. Download.

Ooi,Can-Seng. 2010. "Political pragmatism and the creative economy: Singapore as a City for the Arts", International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 16, No. 4, 403-417. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng and Strandgaard Pedersen, Jesper. 2010. "City branding and film festivals: Re-evaluating stakeholders' relations", Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Vol. 6, 4, 316-332.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2010. "Cacophony of voices and emotions: Dialogic of buying and selling art", Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 2. 347-364. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. and Ek, Richard. 2010. "Culture, work and emotion", Culture Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, Vol. 2, 303-310. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2010. "Histories, tourism and museums: Re-making Singapore". In Hitchcock, Michael; King, Victor T. and Parnwell, Michael (eds) Heritage Tourism in Southeast Asia. Copenhagen: NIAS Press. 83-102.

Ooi, Can-Seng and Birgit Stoeber. 2010. "Authenticity and Place Branding: The Arts and Culture in Branding Berlin and Singapore". In Britta Timm Knudsen and Anne Marit Waade (eds.), Re-Investing Authenticity: Tourism, Places and Emotions. Bristol: Channel View Publications. 66-79.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2009. "Government and creativity: Arts city Singapore", Creative Industries, No. 3, 44-47. [in Chinese, translated by Marina Guo, a journal of the Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences].

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2009. "The Orient responds: Tourism, orientalism and the national museums of Singapore", Ratasatra San [Bulletin of the Faculty of Political Sciences, Thammasat University]. Vol. 30, No. 2 (May - August), 113-155. (in Thai, translated by Chewasit Boonyakiet)

Stoeber, Birgit and Can-Seng Ooi. 2009. "Kreatives Singapour" [Creative Singapore]. In Lange, B.; Kalandides, A.; Stoeber, B. and Wellmann, I. (eds.) Governance der Kreativwirtschaft [Governing the Creative Industries]. Bielefeld: Transcript. [in German]

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2008. "Reimagining Singapore as a creative nation: The politics of place branding", Place Branding and Public Diplomacy, Vol. 4, 287-302.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2007. "The creative industries and tourism in Singapore". In Greg Richards and Julie Wilson (eds.) Tourism, Creativity and Development. London: Routledge. 240-251.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2007. "Free the mind, mind the free: The creative economy and the limits to the freedom of expression in Singapore". In Hayes, Mike (ed.) Communication and Human Rights. Bangkok: Office of Human Rights Studies and Social Development, Mahidol University. 44-68.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2004. "Brand Singapore: The hub of New Asia". In Morgan, N., Pritchard, A. and Pride, R. (eds) Destination Branding, 2nd edition.Oxford: Elsevier Butterworth Heinnman. 242-260.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2001. "Dialogic heritage: time, space and visions of the National Museum of Singapore" In Teo, Peggy; Chang, T.C. and Ho, K.C. (eds.) Interconnected Worlds: Tourism in Southeast Asia. Amsterdam: Elsevier. 171-188.



Books

Ooi, Can-Seng and Elizabeth Boon. 2010. Shifting Sand: An Anthology of Sand Sculptures by JOOheng Tan. Singapore: Sandworkz.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2002. Cultural Tourism and Tourism Cultures: The Business of Mediating Experiences in Copenhagen and Singapore. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.

Read the review in Tourist Studies

special-themed editions of journals

Ooi, Can-Seng and Birgit Stoeber (eds.). 2011. Cultural Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, special thematic section on "Creativity unbound: Government, policies and the creative industries", Vol. 3. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng and Richard Ek (eds.). 2010. Cultural Unbound: Journal of Current Cultural Research, special thematic section on "Culture, work and emotion", Vol 2. Download.



Selected working papers and conference proceedings

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2010. Branding Cities, Changing Societies. Creative Encounters Working Paper #45. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. 17pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2010. Buying and selling art: Control mechanism during interaction. Creative Encounters Working Paper #48. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. 24pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2010. "Education and becoming an artist: Experiences from Singapore", CIBEM Working Paper November 2010. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. Paper presented as "An art education, So what? The situation in Singapore" at the Careers in the Creative Industries Conference, Copenhagen, 10-12 May. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2009. Familiarity and uniqueness: Branding Singapore as a revitalized destination. Creative Encounters Working Paper #36. Copenhagen: Imagine.. Creative Industry Research Centre. 18pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng and Jesper Strandgaard Pedersen. 2009. City Branding and Film Festivals: The case of Copenhagen. Creative Encounters Working Paper #28. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. 43pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2009. Soft authoritarianism, political pragmatism and cultural policies: Singapore as a City for the Arts. Creative Encounters Working Paper #34; paper presented at the Government Encounters workshop. 4-6 May. Copenhagen: Imagine.. Creative Industry Research Centre. 25pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2008. "Creative Singapore: Image and reality". Conference Proceedings of Arte-Polis2: Creative Communities and the Making of Place, Bandung (Indonesia), 8-9 August. B68 - B77. Download .

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2008. Credibility of a Creative Image: The Singaporean Approach. Creative Encounters Working Papers #7. Copenhagen: Imagine.. Creative Industry Research Centre. 20pp. Download .

Ooi, Can-Seng and Birgit Stoeber. 2008. Authenticity in Context. Creative Encounters Working Papers #6. Copenhagen: Imagine.. Creative Industry Research Centre. 19pp. Download .

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2006. "Bounded creativity and the push for the creative economy in Singapore", 16th Asian Studies Association of Australia Refereed Conference Proceedings, Wollongong, Australia, 26-29 June 2006.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2006. Tales from Two Countries: The Place Branding of Denmark and Singapore, Copenhagen Discussion Papers 9-2006, Copenhagen: ARC, CBS. 32pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2006. The Creative Industries in Singapore: Freedom of Expression in a Soft Authoritarian Regime, INT Working Paper. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. 18pp. Download.

Ooi, Can-Seng. 2006. Tourism and the Creative Economy in Singapore, INT Working Paper, Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School. 19pp. Download.