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Understanding the creative economy : a tale of two cities clusters

Keane, Michael A. (2009) Understanding the creative economy : a tale of two cities clusters. Creative Industries Journal, 1(3), pp. 211-226.

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Abstract

This article investigates underlying constraints within China’s creative economy. Drawing on two studies of creative clusters in Suzhou and Foshan, it identifies the importance of knowledge transfer and internationalization to the generation of higher value-added products and services. Both examples illustrate relationships between resources, activities, routines and entrepreneurship. The article argues that the examples notwithstanding, the vast majority of what is accounted for in data collection as China’s creative industries are more appropriately cultural industries. The focus on cultural industries drives local development and increases land values but the benefits are rarely dispersed internationally or into the broader economy.

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ID Code: 29632
Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: cultural policy, creative clusters, animation, creative industries
DOI: 10.1386/cij.1.3.211_1
ISSN: 1751-0694
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Communications and Media Policy (160503)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY (160000) > POLICY AND ADMINISTRATION (160500) > Arts and Cultural Policy (160502)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Deposited On: 14 Jan 2010 07:53
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 00:05

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