The Impact of Cultural Values on the Development of the Cultural Industry: Case of the Kente Textile Industry in Adanwomase of the Kwabre East District, Ghana

  • Michael Osei Asibey, Kwasi Osei Agyeman, Vivian Yeboah
  • Journal of Human Values, July 2017, SAGE Publications
  • DOI: 10.1177/0971685817713282

Cultural Values and Cultural Industry in Adanwomase of the Kwabre East District, Ghana

What is it about?

This paper is concerned with the discourse of the influence of cultural values on the establishment of craft or cultural industries in Ghana. The enterprise establishment and growth of economic ventures, is regarded as one of the most improved and successful economic development paths particularly during the post- communist economies

Why is it important?

Six key cultural values were identified to statistically have have significant influence on the establishmetn of the textile craft industry. Strongest among them were the festival celebrations and customary law/traditional customs. There was strong correlation between the identifeid cultural values and the establishment of the textile industry in Adanwomase. Urgent policy and creation of the enabling environment to promote entrepreneurship and create employment through support for research and development (R&D) of cultural industries are needed.


Michael Osei Asibey
Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology

The importance of cultural enterprises to the creation of jobs, generating incomes, alleviating poverty and distributing development has long been recognised, and so the need to have a critical look at.

Read Publication

The following have contributed to this page: Michael Osei Asibey