This report maps the presence of creative firms across Britain as a first step towards establishing their impact on regional innovation.
- Although London and a few ‘other creative hubs’ contain the most visible and economically important creative agglomerations, they do not have a monopoly on creativity in Great Britain. There are many other places where the creative industries are present, and might play an economically significant role
Creative industries tend to cluster in certain places, and benefit from ‘agglomeration’ and ‘urbanisation’ economies when they do.
Collaboration between different creative sectors suggests policymakers should harness complementarities between sectors instead of treating all creative industries the same.
The aim is to improve our understanding of how creative industries contribute to regional innovative performance.
L. De Propris, C. Chapain, P. Cooke, S. MacNeill and J. Mateos-Garcia