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Die Geographie der Kreativen Klasse in Deutschland
[The Geography of the Creative Class in Germany]

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  • Fritsch, Michael
  • Stuetzer, Michael

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We analyze the regional distribution of different categories of creative individuals in Germany. Generally, the share of creative people is higher in cities as compared to the rural area The freelancing artists are a kind of exception in this respect; they constitute a relatively high share of the population in some rural area A high share of creative people in a region can be explained by a high level of public provisions and a high share of foreign born population, which can be regarded as an indicator of the “openness” in the local milieu. Good employment opportunities have only a relatively weak impact. Regions with a high share of creatives tend to have an above average level of new business formation, a high level of innovation and a relatively high share of employees in high-tech industries.

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Paper provided by University Library of Munich, Germany in its series MPRA Paper with number 21963.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Publication status: Published in Raumforschung und Raumordnung 1.65(2007): pp. 15-29
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Keywords: Creative Class; bohemians; artists; innovation; regional development;

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  1. Fritsch, Michael, 2002. "Does R&D-cooperation behavior differ between regions?," Freiberg Working Papers 2002,04, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  2. Michael Fritsch, 2002. "Measuring the Quality of Regional Innovation Systems: A Knowledge Production Function Approach," International Regional Science Review, , vol. 25(1), pages 86-101, January.
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  4. Fritsch, Michael, 2004. "Entrepreneurship, entry and performance of new business compared in two growth regimes: East and West Germany," Freiberg Working Papers 2004,09, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  5. Fritsch, Michael, 2003. "Von der innovationsorientierten Regionalförderung zur regionalisierten Innovationspolitik," Freiberg Working Papers 2003,06, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
  6. Fritsch, Michael & Mueller, Pamela, 2004. "Regional growth regimes revisited - the case of West Germany," Freiberg Working Papers 2004,06, TU Bergakademie Freiberg, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration.
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  1. Rüdiger Hamm, 2011. "Creative Class as a Determinant of Economic Development - Empirical Considerations for Northrhine-Westphalian Regions based on Time-Series Analysis," ERSA conference papers ersa11p828, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Michael Fritsch & Michael Stützer, 2012. "The Geography of Creative People in Germany revisited," Jena Economic Research Papers 2012-065, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.
  3. Krauskopf, Thomas & Bünger, Björn & Langen, Martin, 2010. "Cultural infrastructure and regional economic well-being in Germany: Are we creative yet?," CAWM Discussion Papers 30, Center of Applied Economic Research Münster (CAWM), University of Münster.
  4. Wedemeier, Jan, 2010. "The impact of creativity on growth in German regions," MPRA Paper 26573, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Michael Fritsch, 2007. "The Geography and the Effect of Creative People in Germany," Jena Economic Research Papers 2007-001, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.
  6. Wedemeier, Jan, 2009. "Creative cities and the concept of diversity," HWWI Research Papers 1-20, Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI).
  7. Fritsch, Michael & Stützer, Michael, 2008. "The Geography of Creative People in Germany," MPRA Paper 21965, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  8. Kluck, Christian & Schieber, Lars, 2011. "Die Kultur- und Kreativwirtschaft in Bremen: Standortfaktoren, Wissensquellen und Kooperationen in der Bremer Software- und Werbewirtschaft," Beiträge zur Wirtschaftsgeographie und Regionalentwicklung 3-2011, Universität Bremen, Institut für Geographie.
  9. Niels Bosma & R. Sternberg & Zoltan Acs, 2008. "The Entrepreneurial Advantage of World Cities," Scales Research Reports H200810, EIM Business and Policy Research.

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