Creative Industries


  • Montserrat Pareja-Eastaway Universitat de Barcelona (UB)



Creativity, Knowledge, Creative Disruption, Project Ecology, Network


This journal welcomes contributions exploring the intrinsic features of the field of creative industries and activities of entrepreneurs who use creativity as the basis of their work; analyses of literature concerning evolutionary developments in companies and their adaptations linked to the management of creativity; and, finally, reviews of books in cutting-edge research on the evolution of the creative enterprise.


Adler, Paul S., and Charles Heckscher. 2007. “Towards collaborative community.” In The firm as a collaborative community, edited by Charles Heckscher and Paul S. Adler, 11-105. New York: Oxford University Press.

Amabile, Teresa M. 1996. Creativity in Context: Update to the Social Psychology of Creativity. Boulder, CO: Westview Press.

Amin, Ash, and Patrick Cohendet. 1999. “Learning and adaptation in decentralised business networks.” Society and Space 17:87-104.

Banks, John, and Mark Deuze. 2009. “Co-creative labour.” International Journal of Cultural Studies 12(5):419-431. doi:10.1177/1367877909337862

Banks, Mark. 2010. “Craft labour and creative industries.” International Journal of Cultural Policy 16(3):305-321, Special Issue: Creativity and Cultural Policy

Castells, Manuel. 2001. The Internet Galaxy: Reflections on the Internet, Business, and Society. New York: Oxford University Press.

Caves, Richard E. 2002. Creative industries – Contracts between art and commerce. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Christopherson, Susan. 2002. “Project work in context: regulatory change and the new geography of media.” Environment and Planning A, 34(11):2003-2015.

Christopherson, Susan. 2008. “Beyond the Self-expressive Creative Worker: An Industry Perspective on Entertaintment Media.” Theory Culture Society (25)73. doi:10.1177/0263276408097797

Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly. 1988. “Society, Culture, and Person: A Systems View of Creativity.” In The Nature of Creativity, edited by R. J. Sternberg, 325-339. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press.

Den Hertog, Pim. 2000. “Knowledge-intensive business services as co-producers of innovation.” International Journal of Innovation Management 04(04):491-528. doi:10.1142/S136391960000024X

Florida, Richard. 2002. The Rise of the Creative Class: and how it’s transforming work, leisure, community, and everyday life. New York: Basic Books.

Fonseca Reis, Ana C., ed. 2008. Creative economy: as a development strategy: a view of developing countries. São Paulo: Itaú Cultural

Gill, Rosalind, and Andy Pratt. 2008. “In the Social Factory? Immaterial Labour, Precariousness and Cultural Work.” Theory, Culture & Society 25(7-8):1-30. doi:10.1177/0263276408097794

Grabher, Gernot. 2002. “The Project Ecology of Advertising: Tasks, Talents and Teams.” Regional Studies 36(3):245-262

Hartley , John. ed. 2005. Creative Industries. Oxford: Blackwell.

Horkheimer, Max, and Theodor Adorno. 1976. The Culture Industry: Enlightenment as Mass Deception. New York: Continuum Int.

Maliszewski, Paul. 2004. “Flexibility and its discontents.” The Baffler 16:69-79

Markusen, Anne, Gregory Wassall, Douglas DeNatale, and Randy Cohen. 2008. “Defining the Creative Economy: Industry and Occupational Approaches.” Economic Development Quarterly February 2008 22 (1) 24-45.

Montgomery, John. 2007. “Creative industry business incubators and managed workspaces: A review of best practice.” Planning Practice & Research 22(4):601-617. doi:10.1080/02697450701770126

Musterd, Sako and Alan Murie. eds. 2010. Making Competitive Cities Pathways, Actors and Policies. London: Blackwell.

Peck, Jamie. 2005. “Struggling with the creative class.” International Journal of Urban and Regional Research 29(4):740–770.

Pitelis, Christos, Roger Sugden, and James Wilson, eds. 2006. Clusters and Globalisation: The Development of Urban and Regional Economies. Cheltenham: Edwar Elgar.

Potts, Jason. 2011. Creative industries and economic evolution. New Horizons in Institutional and Evolutionary Economics Series. Cheltenham: Edwar Elgar.

Ross, Andrew. 2009. Nice work if you can get it. Life and labour in precarious times. New York: New York University Press.

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Scott, Allen, J. and Michael Storper . 2003. “Regions, Globalisation, Development.” Regional Studies, 37:(6,7):579-593.

Scott, Allen. J. 2006. Social economy of the metropolis. Cognitive-cultural capitalism and the global resurgence of cities. Oxford Unviersity Press, Oxford.

Spinuzzi, Clay. 2012. “Working Alone, Together: Coworking as Emergent Collaborative Activity.” Journal of Business and Technical Communication 26(4): 399-441. doi: 10.1177/1050651912444070

Sternberg, Robert J., and Todd I. Lubart. 1991. “An Investment Theory of Creativity and its Development.” Human Development 34(1): 1-31.

Stoneman, Paul. 2010. Soft Innovation: Economics, Product Aesthetics, and the Creative Industries. Oxford Scholarship Online ISBN-13: 9780199572489. doi: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199572489.001.0001