Policy and the Location of Value Creation: The Creative Microenterprise and the Creative Ecosystem

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    Abstract

    This paper explores how the ecosystem concept supports investigation of creative microenterprises, their production systems, and value creation when conceptualised in this locus and network manner. It is proposed that by positioning the small producers of the creative sector within the entrepreneurial ecosystem the potential to reflect and understand the full breadth, depth and dynamics of value creation in the creative and related cultural system is realised. Arguably, it is only when policy truly recognises and understands this wider context that the full economic and social value of the sector and its dynamic microenterprises will be realised and supported.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationGeography, Open innovation, Diversity and Entrepreneurship
    EditorsIrene Bernhard
    Place of PublicationUniversity West
    Chapter11
    Pages205-218
    Number of pages13
    Volume2016
    Edition5
    ISBN (Electronic)978-91-87531-29-2
    Publication statusPublished - Oct 2016
    Event19th Uddevalla Symposium: Geography, Open Innovation, Diversity, and Entrepreneurship - Birkbeck University of London, London, United Kingdom
    Duration: 30 Jun 20162 Jul 2016

    Publication series

    Name
    ISSN (Print)2002-6188

    Conference

    Conference19th Uddevalla Symposium
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    CityLondon
    Period30/06/162/07/16

    Bibliographical note

    Revised papers presented at the 19th Uddevalla Symposium, 30 June – 2 July, 2016, London, United Kingdom

    Keywords

    • creative industries, microenterprise, ecosystem, value, methodology

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