The Geography of the Creative Industries: Theoretical Stocktaking and Empirical Illustration

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Economic geographers are increasingly interested in the creative industries because not only does this set of industries have increasing economic impact, but also because their complex interrelationships with societal factors and profound ongoing change make them useful for employing and examining theory on the geographical organization of economic activity. This chapter summarizes recent developments of the geography of the creative industries and takes stock of the main theoretical arguments made for explaining them. By way of illustration, the chapter applies these arguments in a brief juxtaposition of the recent developments of the filmed entertainment clusters in Copenhagen, Denmark, and Mumbai, India ('Bollywood').
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe New Oxford Handbook of Economic Geography
EditorsGordon L. Clark, Maryann P. Feldman, Meric S. Gertler, Dariusz Wójcik
Number of pages19
Place of PublicationOxford
PublisherOxford University Press
Publication date2018
ISBN (Print)9780198755609
Publication statusPublished - 2018


  • Bollywood
  • Connectedness
  • Connectivity
  • Creative industries
  • External economies
  • Filmed entertainment industry
  • Localized learning
  • Market scale
  • Sunk cost

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