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EMAC 2023 Regional Conference

The hidden role of property rights in cultural production projects

Published: November 22, 2023


Yoritoshi Hara, School of Commerce, Meiji University; Takahiro Endo, Peter B. Gustavson Business School, University of Victoria


This study aims to explore how ownership configuration and member diversity affect business performance in filmmaking joint ventures in Japan. In this organizational form, less autonomy of film creators has often been problematized. Our examination and explorative analysis using the data on 378 Japanese films implied that filmmakers could obtain their autonomy by investing in the joint ventures and sharing property rights of the films and that this creator involvement into the joint ventures led to film success. The analytical results also showed that member diversity in the joint ventures moderated the path from creator involvement to film outcomes.