Creative industries and the wider economy

Cunningham, Stuart D. & Potts, Jason D. (2015) Creative industries and the wider economy. In Jones, Candace, Lorenzen, Mark, & Sapsed, Jonathan (Eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries. Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom, pp. 387-404.

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Researchers have argued that the creative industries have significant effects on the wider economy, with early agendas focused on urban regeneration, job creation, and economic value-added. Later work extended to new firm creation, the growth of new markets, and regional clustering and development. This chapter reviews the evolution of thinking on classifying the creative industries as a ‘sector’, or group of sectors, and outlines contributions on economic ‘spillovers’ regarding knowledge, innovation, and graduate talent. Work on creative clusters has highlighted the widespread adoption of forms of organization and contracting developed in such clusters. Later work by the authors has contributed a ‘creative trident’ model, and shifted focus to employment and the position of creative workers in the economy, showing that there are more creatives working outside the creative industries than within them. The chapter reflects on the specific role of design and the relationship between the creative industries and innovation.

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ID Code: 83622
Item Type: Book Chapter
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Keywords: Creative Industries, Wider Community
DOI: 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199603510.013.007
ISBN: 9780199603510
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LANGUAGES COMMUNICATION AND CULTURE (200000) > COMMUNICATION AND MEDIA STUDIES (200100) > Media Studies (200104)
Divisions: Past > Research Centres > ARC Centre of Excellence for Creative Industries and Innovation
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Creative Industries Faculty
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