1. bookVolumen 30 (2022): Edición 2 (June 2022)
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A geography of creative networks: The case of a small European economy

Publicado en línea: 12 Jul 2022
Volumen & Edición: Volumen 30 (2022) - Edición 2 (June 2022)
Páginas: 99 - 115
Recibido: 07 Jan 2022
Aceptado: 05 Jun 2022
Detalles de la revista
Primera edición
30 Jul 2013
Calendario de la edición
4 veces al año

This research project analyses the effects of networking by creative and conventional enterprises at regional and inter-industry levels. It relies on a unique dataset provided by the Slovak Creative Voucher Scheme and has some novel elements. We used direct evidence of industry locations from projects developed by creative industries rather than proxies. Network analysis was applied to establish major patterns in regional and inter-industry cooperation by creative and conventional firms. Regression models were used to analyse the network structure. The findings from quantitative analyses were complemented with evidence from qualitative methods. The network included a wide variety of cooperating partners. A sample of creative firms supported by the Creative Voucher Scheme cooperated with partners from no less than 60 industries. Spatial proximity was a key condition for cooperation, enabling face-to-face contacts and the development of a trusting relationship between creative firms and their clients.


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