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The cultural entrepreneur and the creative industries: beginning in Vienna

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  • Richard Swedberg


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    In this paper on the creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship I take my point of departure in Richard Caves’ Creative Industries [Caves, R. (2000). Creative industries: Contacts between art and commerce. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.]. While Caves draws heavily on economic analysis and contemporary sociology in his excellent analysis of these two topics, he does not use the sociological classics at all. The main purpose of the paper is an attempt to remedy this, by drawing attention to the possible contribution that the works of Max Weber, Emile Durkheim, and Georg Simmel can make to our understanding of the creative industries and cultural entrepreneurship. Since this paper was prepared as a keynote address for the 2006 conference of the Association for Cultural Economics International in Vienna, I also discuss Schumpeter’s ideas on art and entrepreneurship, ideas which grew out of Viennese culture. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2006

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    Article provided by Springer & The Association for Cultural Economics International in its journal Journal of Cultural Economics.

    Volume (Year): 30 (2006)
    Issue (Month): 4 (December)
    Pages: 243-261

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    Handle: RePEc:kap:jculte:v:30:y:2006:i:4:p:243-261
    DOI: 10.1007/s10824-006-9016-5
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