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No Place Like Home: The Industry at a Crossroads


This case study details the early success of the Los Angeles-based experimental opera company known as The Industry. While unfolding an established three-year strategic plan to guide the enterprise, prospects materialize for a residency at a new museum in Los Angeles. Amid this scenario, questions at the board level are raised about how an organization that has grown up without a home base for productions should react to the chance to forge a relationship with an institution that could bolster—or hinder—its success.

Author: Michael A. Anderson
Published: Volume 2, Winter 2017
Details: PDF Download – 8 pages plus Appendices
ISSN: 2475-4994

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Case Study Methodology

Eastman Case Studies for classroom use have three key attributes:

1. They offer an issue encountered by management in music administration, which demands a resolution or action.

2. They put the student into the business situation, creating an immersive experience that will sharpen student judgement and acumen for similar circumstances.

3. They are presented as chronologically compact scenarios, keeping to facts that bear on the case, and minimizing long histories and extraneous stories about musical arts organizations. The cases shine a light onto particular business problems and are packaged concisely for student learning.