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Do creative industries cluster? Mapping Creative Local Production Systems in Italy

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  • Luciana Lazzeretti

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    (Dept. of Business Economics, University of Florence)

  • Rafael Boix

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    (Departament d'Economia Aplicada, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona)

  • Francesco Capone

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    (Dept. of Business Economics, University of Florence)

Abstract

An important debate on the role of creativity and culture as factors of local economic development is distinctly emerging. Despite the emphasis put on the theoretical definition of these concepts, it is necessary to strengthen comparative research for the identification and analysis of the kind of creativity embedded in the territory as well as its determinants. Creative local production systems are identified in Italy and Spain departing from local labour markets as territorial units, and focusing on two different kinds of creative industries: traditional cultural industries (publishing, music, architecture and engineering, performing arts) and technology-related creative industries (R&D, ICT, advertising). The results suggest the existence of different patterns of concentration of creative industries in both countries and the concentration of creative industries in the

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Paper provided by Department of Applied Economics at Universitat Autonoma of Barcelona in its series Working Papers with number wpdea0805.

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Length: 29 pages
Date of creation: Mar 2008
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Handle: RePEc:uab:wprdea:wpdea0805

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Keywords: creative industries; creative local systems; agglomeration economies;

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