Monthly Archives: September 2013

A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries

A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries by Authors Hasan Bakhshi, Alan Freeman and Peter Higgs.
Published in December 2012.


This paper argues that, despite its strengths, the UK Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) classification of the creative industries contains inconsistencies which need to be addressed to make it fully fit for purpose. It presents an improved methodology which retains the strengths of the DCMS’s approach while addressing its deficiencies. We focus on creative intensity: the proportion of total employment within an industry that is engaged in creative occupations.

More info and to download the paper, click here.



Entrepreneurship and creative professions: A micro-level analysis

Through The Cultural Entrepreneurship Group on LinkedIn, I found an interesting Working Paper entitled “Entrepreneurship and creative professions: A micro-level analysis” published by The Open Access Publication Server of the ZBW – Leibniz Information Centre for Economics. The paper is authored by Fritsch, Michael; Sorgner, Alina, and presented at ECONSTOR.

To download the document, click here: Fritsch-Sogner_paper

A Manifesto for the Creative Economy

An excellent paper entitled “A Manifesto for the Creative Economy” by Authors Hasan Bakhshi, Ian Hargreaves and Juan Mateos-Garcia which I suggest you to read.

featurelarge_Creative-Manifesto-report-c[…] The UK’s creative economy is one of its great national strengths, historically deeply rooted and accounting for around one-tenth of the whole economy. It provides jobs for 2.5 million people – more than in financial services, advanced manufacturing or construction – and in recent years, this creative workforce has grown four times faster than the workforce as a whole.

But behind this success lies much disruption and business uncertainty, associated with digital technologies. Previously profitable business models have been swept away, young companies from outside the UK have dominated new internet markets, and some UK creative businesses have struggled to compete.

UK policymakers too have failed to keep pace with developments in North America and parts of Asia. But it is not too late to refresh tired policies. This manifesto sets out our 10-point plan to bolster one of the UK’s fastest growing sectors.

You can download the document here: A-Manifesto-for-the-Creative-Economy-April13

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