Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: Creative Industries in Ukraine: Analysis and Prospects of the Development
Issue: Vol. 10, No 2, 2017
Published date: 06-2017 (print) / 06-2017 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Iryna V. Skavronska
Ternopil National Economic University
Keywords: culture, creativity, creative industries, a creative economy, creative clusters, creative cities
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2017/10-2/7
Index PUBMS: b42656d6-004c-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 87-106 (20)
JEL classification: F10, O30, O40, O50

This paper provides a snapshot of the role and importance of the creative industries for the Ukrainian economy. The economic dimension of the creative sector in Ukraine is becoming of higher interest for policy-makers taking into account its increasing contribution to international trade and great potential for further development. Correspondingly, this research is aimed at determining the importance and efficiency of the creative industries for the Ukrainian economy. The methodology of the study is founded on exploring the impact of the creative sector on an economic milieu in Ukraine. The paper proposes a strategy how the creative industries can transform Ukraine into a creative economy. This approach identifies four primary targets, which may result in economic, social, creative and cultural benefits, including keeping and development the creative talent, encouragement of the Ukrainian creative businesses, promoting “culture of openness,” and shaping the creative ecosystem. This study provides a unique and vital contribution to ongoing discussions about the significance of the creative industries for national economies highlighting the universalized assumptions concerning the position of this sector in the Ukrainian economy.


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