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Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies by Luciana (University of Florence, Italy) Lazzeretti
  

Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies

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Part of the Regions and Cities Series

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Creative Industries and Innovation in Europe Concepts, Measures and Comparative Case Studies by Luciana (University of Florence, Italy) Lazzeretti

In recent years, the study of creativity has shifted from analysis of culture as an end in itself to one of economic enhancement, and its capability to generate wealth and promote economic development. Increasingly, European cities and regions are using the arts to fuel wellbeing and reinvigorate economies after the comparative demise of more traditional industry and manufacturing. A growing literature is starting to highlight the innovation capacity of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) as they intersect the innovation processes of other manufacturing and services sectors with an innovative and creative output. Culture and creativity may be a strategic weapon to exit the present crisis and redefine an economic model of sustainable development. This book brings together a set of multidisciplinary contributions to investigate the kaleidoscope of European creativity, focussing on CCIs and the innovations connected with them. The two main questions that this volume aims to address are: How can we identify, map and define CCIs in Europe? And how do they contribute to innovation and sustainable growth? The volume is split into two parts. The first part deals with the definition, measurement and mapping of the geography of European CCIs according to a local economic approach, focussing on Italy, Spain, the UK, Austria, Denmark and France. This section surveys the different industrial typologies and spatial patterns, which underline a significant dissimilarity between the North and the South of Europe, mainly due to the difference between heritage-driven and technology-driven countries. The section concludes with a case study on a Japanese creative city. The second part collects some interesting cases of innovation generated in creative spaces such as cities of art or creative clusters and networks. This entails the study of innovations among creative and non-creative sectors (e.g. laser technologies in conservation of works of art and design networks in Italy) and across European and non-European countries (e.g. Spaghetti Western movies in the US or visual artists in New Zealand). Finally, an innovation capacity of culture that can regenerate mature sectors (e.g. the French food supply chain and Swiss watch Valley) or combine the creative and green economics paradigms (e.g. the green creative cities in North Europe) is analyzed. This book will appeal to academics, scholars and practitioners of urban and regional studies, cultural and creative economics and managerial and organization studies.

About the Author

Luciana Lazzeretti is Professor of Business Economics and Director of the Postgraduate Programme in Economics and Management of Cultural Goods and Museums at the Faculty of Economics, University of Florence, Italy.

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Publication date

18th July 2012

Author

Luciana (University of Florence, Italy) Lazzeretti

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Publisher

Routledge an imprint of Taylor & Francis Ltd

Format

Hardback
328 pages

Categories

Development studies
Service industries
Media, information & communication industries

ISBN

9780415677400

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