Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: The Idea of the Creative Society and the Development of Creative Industries
Issue: Vol. 10, No 2, 2017
Published date: 06-2017 (print) / 06-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Nerijus Stasiulis
Vilnius Gediminas Technical University
Keywords: Central and Eastern Europe, creative city, creative economy, creative environment, creative industries, creative society
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-2/16
Index PUBMS: 2a0c9bd6-004f-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 217-226 (10)
JEL classification: Z13

The article surveys the recent research on the idea of the creative society and the development of creative industries. Special attention is paid to the conceptual and factual developments that take place in regions of Central and Eastern Europe. Researchers evaluate the regions’ situation in the context of global developments, suggest novel approaches to society and research practice and provide their recommendations. The relation between individual and communal aspects of creation emerges as a major problem. The tendency is to move from individualistic and elitist strategies of creation toward market-based practices and communal approaches based on the concepts of creative environment and networks of creation. Authors recommend that heads of institutions and researchers give up the overly romantic attitude toward creative activity, transcend the limits of individual perspective and move towards a cooperation among different fields of creativity.


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