Measuring the spill over effects of creative industries

Khalid Hafeez, Nuno Arroteia

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Turkish culture and creative sector are growing much faster compared to other European countries. Between 2008 and 2011 the sector has experienced a growth of 38%, where the growth rate in countries such as Spain and Italy has been below 10%. Turkey has approximately 191,000 employees working in the creative sector, and have generated 1.7% of the total employment in 2011. The creative industry is mostly concentrated in Istanbul and Ankara. The film industry is the largest contributor to the economy estimated to be worth around 400 million Euros in 2008. However, there is still limited knowledge related to the composition of the creative sector in Turkey and its’ spill over effects on the economy. This paper suggests a methodology to analyse the spill over effects of the creative industries in Turkey drawing from the methodologies that have been widely used in the United Kingdom, therefore, providing a framework of analysis that can be used by researchers to further expand the knowledge in this area. The framework can be equally applied by scholars or governmental organizations with the purpose of measuring the impact of the actions and policies aimed at developing and strengthening the creative clusters in Turkey.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 12 Oct 2017
EventSeminar on Creative Cultural Industries and Higher Education - BAŞKENT UNIVERSITY, Ankara, Turkey
Duration: 12 Oct 201713 Oct 2017


SeminarSeminar on Creative Cultural Industries and Higher Education
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