The agglomeration of cultural and creative industries: are coworking spaces co-locating?

Publication by Ilaria Mariotti, Pavel Bednar, Lukas Danko, Federica Maria Rossi & Irene Manzini-Ceinar , , ,
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Abstract in English:

Currently, cultural and creative industries (hereinafter, CCI) are considered as driver for socioeconomic
growth, with an employment of 7.7 million people and revenues roughly 540 billion EUR (EY, 2015). The
notion of (CCI) was firstly developed by the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS, 1998) as a
novelty concept based on individual creativity, skills and talent. Furthermore, the concept is considered a
driver for job creation, mainly due to the exploitation of intellectual capital (Florida, 2014). Development of
digital media raised awareness of the CCI as they are being linked with wider processes and sectors outside
creative. Therefore, they occur in traditional sectors with the use of the ICT. Within this context, the present paper aims to explore whether CS in three global cities – London, Milan, and
Prague privilege to co-locate in CCI agglomerations and whether similarities and differences arise. Secondary
data are collected from the national statistical offices, are processed at micro-level as point data to avoid the
Modifiable Areal Unit Problem (MAUP), and biased results of the analysis. The final database for the CS in
the three cities has been developed by the authors within the CA18214 project “The Geography of New
Working Spaces and the Impact on the Periphery”. Exploratory spatial data analysis applying colocation
techniques is developed to investigate the phenomenon.

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Publication Year 2020

English | Discipline Georgraphy