Micro-geographies of clusters of creative industries in Europe
AbstractWhat makes special the geography of the clusters of creative industries (CI)? This paper considers the symbolic knowledge-base and the preference for location in urban spaces observed in those clusters. The study avoids classic research designs based on synthetic knowledge bases and regional-based administrative-constrained design, using instead micro-data (550,000 firms in creative industries) and geo-statistical algorithms. Results contribute to the economic geography by: (i) providing a specific observation of the spatial dimension (where) in the cluster theory; (ii) identifying and mapping the clusters of CI in Europe; (iii) exploring particular forms of agglomeration and co-location (urban and non-urban) followed by clusters of CI. Results present implications for scholars and policy-makers suggesting to stress the articulation of within and between-cluster policy strategies for existing clusters rather than fostering the generation of new clusters.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Utrecht University, Section of Economic Geography in its series Papers in Evolutionary Economic Geography (PEEG) with number 1209.
Length: 49 pages
Date of creation: May 2012
Date of revision: May 2012
creative industries; clusters; symbolic knowledge; micro-data; geolocalization;
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- C49 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Econometric and Statistical Methods: Special Topics - - - Other
- Z0 - Other Special Topics - - General
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- NEP-ALL-2012-06-05 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2012-06-05 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2012-06-05 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-EUR-2012-06-05 (Microeconomic European Issues)
- NEP-GEO-2012-06-05 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-TUR-2012-06-05 (Tourism Economics)
- NEP-URE-2012-06-05 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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