The creative industries represent a vital, exciting and rapidly changing field of activity; one that is now recognised as a key growth sector in the knowledge-based economy. However, there is still a general lack of understanding of what is meant by the term `creative industry', and thxe creative sector has not, to date, been the subject of concerted academic research. This book redresses the balance by providing valuable insights into the creative entrepreneurial process and platforming some of the key challenges yet to be addressed.
A range of pertinent and diverse topics relating to creative entrepreneurship are dealt with, including the different quantitative and qualitative methodologies adopted by researchers in this field. In addition, the nature of creative entrepreneurship across different industry sub-sectors and in different economic and geographical contexts is examined.
Illustrating the valuable economic and social contribution of the creative industries sector, Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries aims to encourage policymakers, educators and trainers to continue to evaluate their critical role in the creative enterprise development process. Students and researchers in entrepreneurship and creative industries fields will also find the book to be an illuminating read.
Edited by Colette Henry, Head of School of Business and Humanities, Dundalk Institute of Technology, Ireland and Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway, Tromso, Norway
Contents: 1. Introduction Colette Henry PART I: THE NATURE OF CREATIVE ENTREPRENEURSHIP 2. The Creative Industries and Entrepreneurship in East and Southeast Asia Desmond Hui 3. Art-Entrepreneurship in the Scandinavian Music Industry Maria Aggestam 4. Creative Industries in the UK: Cultural Diffusion or Discontinuity? David Rae 5. Entrepreneurship Features of Creative Industries: The Irish Music and Dance Sector Barra O Cinneide and Colette Henry 6. Building the Film Industry in New Zealand: An Entrepreneurship Continuum Anne de Bruin PART II: SUPPORTING THE CREATIVE INDUSTRIES SECTOR 7. Investment and Funding for Creative Enterprises in the UK Tom Fleming 8. Promoting Entrepreneurship in Arts Education Ralph Brown 9. Encouraging Creative Enterprise in Russia Linda Moss 10. Human Landscape Technologies and Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries Brian Kenny and Julia Meaton 11. Developing Relationships between Higher Education, Enterprise and Innovation in the Creative Industries Calvin Taylor 12. Conclusions Colette Henry Index