From value chain to value creating ecology: Implications for creative industries development policy

Hearn, Gregory N., Roodhouse, Simon C., & Blakey, Julie M. (2007) From value chain to value creating ecology: Implications for creative industries development policy. International Journal of Cultural Policy, 13(4), pp. 419-436.

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The metaphor of a "value creating ecology" is developed to describe the operation of the creative industries. This encapsulates three important trends, namely the shift from consumers to co-creators of value; the shift from thinking about product value to thinking about network value; and the shift from thinking about cooperation or competition to thinking about co-opetition. Underlying this metaphor is recognition of the need to consider both public mechanisms as well as the market when framing creative industries development policy. Policy implications for human capital, urban policy and sectoral infrastructure are described.

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ID Code: 15026
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: creative industries, value ecology
DOI: 10.1080/10286630701683367
ISSN: 1477-2833
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Communication and Media Studies not elsewhere classified (200199)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Past > Institutes > Institute for Creative Industries and Innovation
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article published in [International Journal of Cultural Policy 13(4):pp. 419-436.]. [International Journal of Cultural Policy] is available online at informaworldTM with
Deposited On: 06 Oct 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 22 Jun 2017 14:40

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