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Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

An International Perspective Edited by Colette Henry, Head of School of Business and Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, UiT–The Arctic University of Norway, Tromsø, Norway
The creative industries represent a vital, exciting and rapidly changing field of activity; one that is now recognised as a key growth sector in the knowledge-based economy. However, there is still a general lack of understanding of what is meant by the term ‘creative industry’, and thxe creative sector has not, to date, been the subject of concerted academic research. This book redresses the balance by providing valuable insights into the creative entrepreneurial process and platforming some of the key challenges yet to be addressed.
Extent: 224 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84542 610 1
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The creative industries represent a vital, exciting and rapidly changing field of activity; one that is now recognised as a key growth sector in the knowledge-based economy. However, there is still a general lack of understanding of what is meant by the term ‘creative industry’, and thxe creative sector has not, to date, been the subject of concerted academic research. This book redresses the balance by providing valuable insights into the creative entrepreneurial process and platforming some of the key challenges yet to be addressed.

A range of pertinent and diverse topics relating to creative entrepreneurship are dealt with, including the different quantitative and qualitative methodologies adopted by researchers in this field. In addition, the nature of creative entrepreneurship across different industry sub-sectors and in different economic and geographical contexts is examined.

Illustrating the valuable economic and social contribution of the creative industries sector, Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries aims to encourage policymakers, educators and trainers to continue to evaluate their critical role in the creative enterprise development process. Students and researchers in entrepreneurship and creative industries fields will also find the book to be an illuminating read.
‘The book is like a delicious smörgåsbord with a variety of contributions within creative industries research.’
– David Rylander, Papers in Regional Science

‘This book positions itself with an international approach and with a focus on entrepreneurship. My perception is that this will be read with major interest by policymakers around the world, who right now consider how to form strategies and construct policies to support their own creative industries. . . The book raises interesting aspects of creative industries in comparison to more traditional industries. . .’
– Charlotta Mellander, International Small Business Journal

‘This collection of papers adds some new dimensions to the current creative entrepreneurship research agenda. It highlights the valuable economic and social contribution of the sector but also encourages policymakers, educators and trainers to continue to evaluate the critical role they play in the creative enterprise development process.’
– Culturelink

‘. . . a delight to read. The book is novel and covers an important area of entrepreneurship that is definitely worthy of more attention. The book is useful to practitioners in the creative industries field that want to learn more about the international importance of the sector and also to academics who conduct research in the area.’
– Vanessa Ratten, Journal of Enterprising Communities

‘There is increasing conversation about this industry at conferences around the world. This book would be helpful in putting definitional boundaries around the topic and bringing together the latest research on the topic. It has an automatic international scope, has an interesting selection of subtopics including gender, trends, and economic contributions and is cleverly organized.’
– Patricia G. Greene, Babson College, US
Contributors: M. Aggestam, R. Brown, A. de Bruin, T. Fleming, C. Henry, D. Hui, B. Kenny, J. Meaton, L. Moss, B. Ó Cinnéide, D. Rae, C. Taylor
Contents:

1. Introduction
Colette Henry

PART I: THE NATURE OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2. The Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship in East and Southeast Asia
Desmond Hui

3. Art-Entrepreneurship in the Scandinavian Music Industry
Maria Aggestam

4. Creative Industries in the UK: Cultural Diffusion or Discontinuity?
David Rae

5. Entrepreneurship Features of Creative Industries: The Irish Music and Dance Sector
Barra Ó Cinnéide and Colette Henry

6. Building the Film Industry in New Zealand: An Entrepreneurship
Continuum
Anne de Bruin

PART II: SUPPORTING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SECTOR
7. Investment and Funding for Creative Enterprises in the UK
Tom Fleming

8. Promoting Entrepreneurship in Arts Education
Ralph Brown

9. Encouraging Creative Enterprise in Russia
Linda Moss

10. Human Landscape Technologies and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries
Brian Kenny and Julia Meaton

11. Developing Relationships between Higher Education, Enterprise and
Innovation in the Creative Industries
Calvin Taylor

12. Conclusions
Colette Henry

Index