Creative industries

Authors: Towse, R.

Pages: 137-144

ISBN: 9781788975797

DOI: 10.4337/9781788975803.00020


Defining the creative industries as consisting of firms that mass-produce or distribute goods and services with sufficient artistic content to be considered creative and culturally significant, the chapter proceeds to a discussion of their macro and micro economic aspects. Measurement of the size and growth of the creative industries has been an important feature of the macro side, while the analysis by Caves’ application of contract theory to analysing their industrial organisation has been a main feature of the microeconomic aspect. The role of copyright in both these approaches is discussed with reference to digitisation.

Source: Scopus