THE SOCIAL CONSTRUCTION OF
1. Markets are socially constructed. Therefore
2. How they are constructed, as well as by whom and for what
purposes, if of interest.
3. Most markets are constructed by people and organizations
One of the economic properties for creative industries noted
by Richard Caves is Time Flies.
The fact that all creative products are subject to tight
production schedules and deadlines has ramifications for:
1. Organizational form
Entrepreneurship, innovation and
industrial development: geography
and the creative field revisited
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Space-time dynamics of innovation II: Culture, sensibility and symbolic
THE CULTURAL ECONOMY
Cultural production is typically found in urban environments
It typically involves young people in lower and middle positions
involved with creativity (rather than management);
It makes use of, or addresse
Creativity and Industries
So far, we have looked at the ways in which cultural policies, place, and
the urgency of deadlines in cultural production have affected the
organization of labour and personnel in the creative industries.
Industries and markets are premised upon labour and
the management of labour relations.
Labour is usually seen to be alienating, in that
workers have no particular interest in what they do,
so long as they can earn mo
Concepts & Debates
Why study cultural industries?
1. Cultural or creative industries produce and
circulate texts, or cultural works that have
2. They manage creativity and knowledge; and
3. They are agents of economic, social and
1. Susan Christopherson discusses the identity formation of new media workers
and shows how different employment policies in the USA, Germany, and
Sweden lead to different working conditions;
2. Gina Neff and co-authors look at eigh
Labour, Organization and
Course Outline & Aims
What will you study?
The operation and practices of the cultural and
creative industries in Europe, the USA, and East
The roles of different kinds of cultural worker.