“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.
Knowledge (Growth of)
Knowledge (Growth of)
The importance of knowledge to creative industries is on the surface uncontroversial. The creative industries originate and coordinate change in the knowledge base of the economy. Creative industries’ value therefore lies in the development and adoption of new knowledge (Potts and Cunningham 2008). Most people readily accept the proposition that the creative industries are knowledge-based; this in turn reflects a view that certain environments attract knowledge professionals – for instance Florida's creative class – and that these kinds of people are potentially powerful change agents particularly in the renewal of cities. While this proposition is often exploited in the interest of stimulating investment in cultural and technological infrastructure in order to attract knowledge workers, a more salient point is that ...