Creative industries are becoming increasingly important to the economic and social wealth of most economies. They are also inherently linked to entrepreneurship and this book provides thoughtful and comprehensive insights into the role of creative industries in contemporary economies and to the interface between creative firms and entrepreneurship. The book draws upon cutting edge research to illustrate and explain the diversity and nature of creative industries and to provide informed discussion on key topics relevant to developing theory and understanding of this vital sector. This book is a must for anyone interested in understanding and learning more about the opportunities which creative industries have created for entrepreneurship and the benefits which an entrepreneurial mind-set can offer to the creative industries.
- Eleanor Shaw, University of Strathclyde, UK
The creative industries have long been a hotbed of entrepreneurial activity. For decades vaudeville, theater, movies, art, and music have exemplified the key aspects of entrepreneurship, and the participants in these industries search for novelty and create innovations. But despite the fact that some countries have industrial policies to focus on creative arts, this is a little studied area of entrepreneurship. Colette Henry and Anne de Bruin offer one of the first academic books that showcases research in the creative industries. This volume presents a solid theoretical foundation and offers fascinating chapters that consider a variety of topics such as regional strategies, education, creative expression and the evolution of industry. --- Candida G. Brush, Babson College, US
About the Author
Edited by Colette Henry
, Norbrook Professor of Business and Enterprise, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, UK and Anne de Bruin
, Professor of Economics, School of Economics and Finance and Director, New Zealand Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship Research Centre, Massey University, New Zealand