“This guide to the emerging language of creative industries field is a valuable resource for researchers and students alike. Concise, extensively referenced, and accessible, this this is an exceptionally useful reference work.” - Gauti Sigthorsson, Greenwich University “There could be no better guides to the conceptual map of the creative industries than John Hartley and his colleagues, pioneers in the field. This book is a clear, comprehensive and accessible tool-kit of ideas, concepts, questions and discussions which will be invaluable to students and practitioners alike. Key Concepts in Creative Industries is set to become the corner stone of an expanding and exciting field of study” - Chris Barker, University of Wollongong Creativity is an attribute of individual people, but also a feature of organizations like firms, cultural institutions and social networks. In the knowledge economy of today, creativity is of increasing value, for developing, emergent and advanced countries, and for competing cities. This book is the first to present an organized study of the key concepts that underlie and motivate the field of creative industries. Written by a world-leading team of experts, it presents readers with compact accounts of the history of terms, the debates and tensions associated with their usage, and examples of how they apply to the creative industries around the world. Crisp and relevant, this is an invaluable text for students of the creative industries across a range of disciplines, especially media, communication, economics, sociology, creative and performing arts and regional studies.



Entrepreneurs are key agents in the creative industries. The entrepreneur (the agent) or entrepreneurship (the process) is the action of doing new things in the market context of uncertainty with respect to existing value-seeking to create and realise new value. The entrepreneur seeks to discover new sources of value by uncovering contradictions (i.e. opportunities) in extant value structures or by proposing new value structures (i.e. innovations). The entrepreneur's incentive is to claim some fraction of that value created.

Entrepreneurs are like scientists in this respect: formulating hypothesises of what will create value, then testing that on the market. The value created is not equal. Some will create much more value than others and these successful entrepreneurs will disproportionately shape the creative industries. Entrepreneurial success, like scientific ...

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