An innovation agenda for the creative industries : where is the R&D?

Cunningham, Stuart D., Cutler, Terry A., Hearn, Gregory N., Ryan, Mark David, & Keane, Michael A. (2004) An innovation agenda for the creative industries : where is the R&D? Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: quarterly journal of media research and resources, 112, pp. 174-185.


What would an innovation systems approach to the creative and especially the digital content industries look like? This is important for two reasons: such an approach may open up dynamic and central policy territory which has been the preserve of science, engineering and technology (SET) worldwide; and it asks new questions, outside the domain of cultural support, which may precipitate a more holistic approach to the creative industries. This article draws on aspects of a report produced as part of the Australian Government’s Creative Industries Cluster Study which outlined key elements of such a system. It focuses on the issues raised in looking at the role of key public institutions such as research agencies, educational and training bodies, including universities, government support agencies and others. We argue that these elements need to be greatly strengthened as well as challenged in terms of their orientation and their capacity to contribute to the innovation system.

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ID Code: 2465
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: innovation systems, creative industries, digital content industries, Mark Ryan
ISSN: 1324-5325
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN CREATIVE ARTS AND WRITING (190000) > JOURNALISM AND PROFESSIONAL WRITING (190300)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 EMSAH, U.Q.
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 11 Nov 2005 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:10

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