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Institutions and sectoral logics in creative industries: the media cluster in Cologne

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  • Birgit Apitzsch
  • Geny Piotti

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Institutional actors at the regional or local level increasingly see the development of the creative industry sector as a means of improving local competitiveness. However, research on relations between institutions and local development barely considers the interaction between policies and a sectoral logic of work organization and labor-market functioning. On the basis of qualitative research on the locally clustered media sector in Cologne, Germany, we argue that a sectoral logic which relies strongly on the use of networks can hinder or ‘convert’, the course of policies aimed at improving the skill supply, and thereby produce unintended effects. Keywords: local and regional economic development, institutional change, sectoral logic, training, networks, media industry

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  • Birgit Apitzsch & Geny Piotti, 2012. "Institutions and sectoral logics in creative industries: the media cluster in Cologne," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 44(4), pages 921-936, April.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:44:y:2012:i:4:p:921-936
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    1. Marta Gotz, 2015. "Tendencje rozwojowe klastrów w Niemczech / Development Tendencies of German Clusters," International Economics, University of Lodz, Faculty of Economics and Sociology, issue 11, pages 106-144, September.

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