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

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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
Number of pages13
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

ISSN (Print)2002-6188


Conference19th Uddevalla Symposium
CountryUnited Kingdom

Bibliographical note

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


  • creative industries, microenterprise, ecosystem, value, methodology

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