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Entrepreneurial principles of the Cultural and Creative Industries

A book entitled “Pioneering Minds Worldwide: On the Entrepreneurial Principles of the Cultural and Creative Industries” and edited by Giep Hagoort, Aukje Thomassen and Rene Kooyman, works around the ‘Actual Insights into Cultural and Creative Entrepreneurship Research’.

hagoort-googlebooksThe key elements are Concepts & Perspectives, Urban Development, Innovation, and Education.
To access a preview of the book on Google books, click here.


Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship

An interesting reading can be found in “The Engaged Scholar Magazine” of the Michigan State University entitled “Arts and Cultural Entrepreneurship” (Volume 3, Summer 2008). Its author, C. Kurt Dewhurst, Department of English at the College of Arts and Letters of MSU, talks about […] “leveraging Michigan’s creative talent”.


Here is an abstract:

“Michigan has embraced the power of the creativity economy and has been a leader in reinventing state government by creating an Office of Cultural Economic Development in the Department of History, Arts, and Libraries. This office has worked across state government to create the “Cool Cities” initiative and other innovative strategies to retain and attract the “creative class.”

[…] In the words of Betty Boone, director of the Office of Cultural Economic Development, “Growing entrepreneurship and jobs is a primary objective of the Cultural Economic Development Strategy to leverage Michigan’s creative talent and cultural assets to spur economic growth and build community prosperity” (2006, p. 1).”

For more information, click here.


The Silk Road Project


The first Deans’ Cultural Entrepreneurship Challenge was held through the Harvard Innovation Lab (i-lab) during the 2012-2013 school year. This program drew on the combined expertise of the Harvard Business School (HBS), the Division of Arts and Humanities in the Faculty of the Arts and Sciences (FAS), and the Silk Road Project.

Find out more on MUSEY, Midas Touch, Culturally and Music+1 projects here.

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