Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Rising tide of innovation

[16 August 2006 - The Australian - Higher Education] THE term creative economy refers to the growing role of creative industries and creative people in our economy and society. This is a crucial emerging concept for Australia because the creative economy will secure our competitiveness in the global future. But if we are to harness its energy we must first settle the vexed question of what it is. ... The creative economy is a difficult category to nail down, but it is bigger and broader than we think, and it is much more than culture and the arts. It joins together a broader range of industry sectors than those that traditionally have been classified as cultural, giving birth to the notion of the creative industries. But it also goes beyond a sectoral focus to embrace how creative roles or occupations are increasingly being found throughout the economy. More

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