Clustering of businesses is often identified as important, both to the growth of regions and the businesses themselves. But are the dynamics of knowledge-based, creative business clusters a special case? And how do they and should they link with universities? We have examined the evidence and thinking on creative clusters and university links. We suggest that the picture is complex, somewhat biased with happy success stories, but there are experiences to learn from and principles to guide future interactions.
Toward a Cultural Economic Geography of Creative Industries and Urban Development: Introduction to the Special Issue on Creative Industries and Urban Development. Terry Flew – Creative Industries Faculty, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Does start up density predict success? A useful analysis using US data.
NESTA’s Creative Economy Blog – How big are the UK’s Creative Industries?
Measuring the value of the UK’s creative industries: a useful blog post from Jeremy Silver. DCMS downgrades value of Creative Industries?
The Tallinn Manifesto – Re-thinking the Creative Economy calls for a re-think in how we approach creative entrepreneurship for a competitive economy.