Die Geographie der Kreativen Klasse in Deutschland [The geography of the Creative Class in Germany]

Fritsch, Michael & Stuetzer, Michael (2007) Die Geographie der Kreativen Klasse in Deutschland [The geography of the Creative Class in Germany]. Raumforschung und Raumordung, 65(1), pp. 15-29.

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We analyze the regional distribution of different categories of creative individuals in Germany. Generally, the share of creative people is higher in cities as compared to the rural area The freelancing artists are a kind of exception in this respect; they constitute a relatively high share of the population in some rural area A high share of creative people in a region can be explained by a high level of public provisions and a high share of foreign born population, which can be regarded as an indicator of the “openness” in the local milieu. Good employment opportunities have only a relatively weak impact. Regions with a high share of creatives tend to have an above average level of new business formation, a high level of innovation and a relatively high share of employees in high-tech industries.

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ID Code: 44094
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Creative class, bohemians, artists, innovation, regional development
DOI: 10.1007/BF03183820
ISSN: 0034-0111
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 2007 Springer
Copyright Statement: The original publication is available at SpringerLink
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2011 23:11
Last Modified: 20 May 2013 01:51

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