Four models of the creative industries

Jason Potts, Stuart Cunningham

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What is the dynamic value of the creative industries from the economic perspective? This paper seeks to answer this question by proposing four models of the relationship between the creative industries and the whole economy, then examining the evidence for each. We find that growth models fit the data well, but not everywhere. We discuss the methodological and empirical basis for this finding and its implications for economic and cultural policy.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)233-247
Number of pages15
JournalInternational Journal of Cultural Policy
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes


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