Creative Economies, Creative Cities: Asian-European by Lily Kong, Justin O'Connor

By Lily Kong, Justin O'Connor

The cultural and inventive industries became more and more fashionable on many coverage agendas in recent times. Governments have pointed out the turning out to be purchaser capability for cultural/creative items in the house industry, in addition to for the expansion of exports. The emphasis now lies on creativity, innovation, small enterprise development, and entry to international markets – all in accordance with the circulation from affordable manufacture in the direction of excessive value-added services and products. even as, the cultural and inventive industries became key drivers for city regeneration and worldwide repositioning of towns throughout Europe and Asia. a few of the topics, corresponding to capital of tradition, and attracting a ‘creative class’, became international preoccupations. although, there are very actual transformations and ambiguities at play whilst such coverage discourses circulate among traditionally particular areas. through providing either Asian and ecu stories, this quantity indicates the variations among them, and therefore permits significant comparisons.

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This is partly a consequence of the business and economic growth-led nature of industrial development in Asia. 7 Even today, console makers tend to focus on definitive titles to show off the capabilities and unique content of their machines. Witness the Sony Playstation 3’s arrival with Resistance: The Fall of Man and the X-Box’s Halo series. 30 T. 8 While animation companies in Korea, the Philippines, Japan and other countries quickly turned to exports when they were first started, foreign animation producers also often led the way by establishing their own studios (Lent 2000).

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