Creative Industries

Makeham, Paul B. (2007) Creative Industries. In I Fórum Internacional de Criatividade e Inovação, 19-20 June 2007, Hotel Unique, São Paulo, Brazil. (Unpublished)

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We are experiencing a period of profound social and economic transformation. This is a shift from an industrial economy to a knowledge economy (or a “creative economy”; or an “economy of the imagination”.) This new, emerging economic system is fundamentally organised around people (not machines or buildings); and around place. We heard Richard Florida argue that creative, talented people won’t go to where the job is, but vice versa, the job will come to them. So according to Florida, where we live is becoming the primary factor in global economic development. (Incidentally, it is worth contrasting this idea with the alternative proposition - put by speakers at this Forum - of “new nomadism”, that is, that creativity is nomadic and not bound by place.)

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ID Code: 31256
Item Type: Conference Item (Keynote)
Refereed: No
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Keywords: creative industries, creative economy, creativity, innovation
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > CULTURAL STUDIES (200200)
Divisions: Past > Schools > Drama
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2007 Paul B. Makeham
Deposited On: 11 Mar 2010 00:38
Last Modified: 06 Jun 2011 14:55

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