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Creativity and socio‐economic development: space for the interests of publics

Sacchetti, Francesco; Sacchetti, Silvia and Sugden, Roger (2009). Creativity and socio‐economic development: space for the interests of publics. International Review of Applied Economics, 23(6) pp. 653–672.

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Emphasising power in strategic choice, we consider people in actual and potential publics kindling their imagination and ideas in order to shape new directions in the economies in which they have an interest. This paper proposes ‘public creativity forums’, spaces defined by relations aimed at free communication and based upon shared values, including openness. Artistic activities are highlighted as a viaticum for people’s creativity, hence for their potential significance in influencing development in any sector or region. The case of self‐styled Mutoids is presented following original ethnographic research. These prospects are positioned in an analysis of transnational corporations, uneven economic development, choices over globalisation and regional competitiveness.

Item Type: Journal Item
Copyright Holders: 2009 Taylor & Francis
ISSN: 1465-3486
Extra Information: Special Issue: The Economics of Creativity: Efficiency, Competitiveness and Development
Keywords: creative space; artistic activities; strategic choice; public interests; Mutoids; ethnography
Academic Unit/School: Other Departments > Other Departments
Item ID: 41564
Depositing User: Silvia Sacchetti
Date Deposited: 05 Jan 2015 09:29
Last Modified: 02 May 2018 14:04
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