The geography of creative people in Germany

Fritsch, Michael & Stuetzer, Michael (2009) The geography of creative people in Germany. The International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy, 5(1-3), pp. 7-23.

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It has been argued that creativity is an important source of regional growth. This paper investigates the geography of people in creative occupation in Germany. The population share of the Creative Class as well as of bohemians and artists is relatively high in larger cities, but smaller places and rural regions may also have a considerable proportion of people with a creative job. While ethnical and cultural diversity and a high level of public supply in health care and education can explain the distribution of creative people, employment opportunities seem to play only a minor role. A high share of creative occupations seems to be conducive to regional growth; however, the exact nature of this relationship is still unclear.

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ID Code: 44093
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creativity, Innovation, Entrepreneurship, Regional Event
ISSN: 1740-2816
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > ECONOMICS (140000) > APPLIED ECONOMICS (140200)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Copyright Owner: Copyright © 2009 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd.
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2011 23:08
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 03:18

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