Beyond the creative industries: mapping the creative economy in the United Kingdom

Higgs, Peter L., Cunningham, Stuart D., & Bakhshi, Hasan (2008) Beyond the creative industries: mapping the creative economy in the United Kingdom. NESTA, United Kingdom.


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The creative industries are one of the most important contributors to the UK economy. So it is important that we accurately measure their contribution to economic activity. Doing so can help both policymakers and industry professionals to communicate key concepts, share reliable data and make the case for greater investment.

There have been renewed attempts to estimate the true size of the creative economy. The Department for Culture Media and Sport (DCMS) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) both published studies in 2007. This report complements their work and seeks to improve on the available data about the true extent of creative activity within the economy.

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ID Code: 12166
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: creative industries, creative economy, creative trident, NESTA, mapping the creative economy, United Kingdom
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300) > Journalism and Professional Writing not elsewhere classified (190399)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA)
Deposited On: 24 Jan 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 27 Feb 2015 02:47

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