Scandinavian Working Papers in Economics

Papers in Innovation Studies,
Lund University, CIRCLE - Center for Innovation, Research and Competences in the Learning Economy

No 2016/9: What drives the geographies of creative industries? From literature review to research agenda

Huiwen Gong () and Robert Hassink ()
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Huiwen Gong: Dept. of Geography, Kiel University
Robert Hassink: Dept. of Geography, Kiel University

Abstract: The objective of this review paper is twofold: First, to review and synthesize the literature on the geographies of creative industries embedded in modern paradigms of economic geography; secondly, to reflect upon and identify a promising research agenda on the drivers of the geographical patterns of creative industries. Several deficiencies of current research are identified in this paper, and based on these deficiencies, we suggest some promising avenues for future research. In particular, we develop a comprehensive framework that goes beyond the analysis of individual drivers of the geographies of creative industries.

Keywords: creative industries; geographical patterns; agglomeration economies; routine replication; institutional environment

JEL-codes: B52; L82; R11; R12

39 pages, March 17, 2016

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