Creative industries is young but dynamic and influential field that has many research gaps due to interdiciplinarity and various discourses. UK Government's Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) defines creative industries as “those industries which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent and which have a potential for wealth and job creation through the generation and exploitation of intellectual property.” Creative industries have a substantial impact across its own sector, which has gained more attention in the light of economic recession. Research suggested that creative industries hold the key to economic evolution and stimulate innovation in economy in general (Potts and Cunningham, 2008; Bakhshi et al 2008). Florida (2014) goes one step further and suggests that economy nowadays is fundamentally a creative economy, which has been resonated by the idea of creative industries being a new source of Schumpeterian creative destruction, which in essence means destroying old economic structures and creating new ones (Potts and Cunningham 2008; Shane, 2003).
However, since the field of creative industries is relatively young it has many research gaps and scientific discussions where contributions are needed. For example new business models, collaboration with other sectors, influential cluster development, sustainable financial models, and etc.
We apply mostly qualitative methods (ethnography, narrative, phenomenological, grounded theory) or mixed methods. For rich quality research it is recommended to use secondary data as well as primary data collected by the researcher. The level of analysis is to be decided by the researcher, it can be either on a region, country, enterprise or individual level.
Selected literature references of the research group
- Külliki Tafel-Viia, Andres Viia, Erik Terk, Silja Lassur (2015). Creative industries' policies in Baltic States' metropoles: agents for structural change? MORAVIAN GEOGRAPHICAL REPORTS, 23 (4), 47−58.
- Tafel-Viia, Külliki; Viia, Andres; Terk, Erik; Lassur, Silja (2014). Urban Policies for the Creative Industries: A European Comparison. European Planning Studies, 22 (4), 796−815.
- Sassi, Marge; Pihlak, Ülle; Haldma, Toomas; (2017). Factors affecting strategic management attitudes and practices in creative industries organizations. ENCATC Journal of Cultural Management and Policy, 7 (1), 71−87.
- Anttonen, Riikka; Ateca-Amestoy, Victoria; Holopainen, Kaisa; Johansson, Tanja; Jyrämä, Annukka; Karkkunen, Anne; Kiitsak-Prikk, Kaari; Kuznetsova-Bogdanovits, Kristina; Luonila, Mervi; Kõlar, Juko-Mart; Plaza, Beatriz; Pulk, Kätlin; Pusa, Tiina; Ranczakowska-Ljutjul, Anna; Sassi, Marge; Stiller, Ira; Äyväri, Anne (2016). Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact: Study Book for Students, Stakeholders and Researchers. Helsinki: Unigrafia Oy.
- Anttonen, Riikka; Ateca-Amestoy, Victoria; Holopainen, Kaisa; Johansson, Tanja; Jyrämä, Annukka; Karkkunen, Anne; Kiitsak-Prikk, Kaari; Kuznetsova-Bogdanovits, Kristina; Luonila, Mervi; Kõlar, Juko-Mart; Plaza, Beatriz; Pulk, Kätlin; Pusa, Tiina; Ranczakowska-Ljutjul, Anna; Sassi, Marge; Stiller, Ira; Äyväri, Anne (2016). Managing Art Projects with Societal Impact in a Nutshell. Helsingi: Unigrafia Oy.
- Sassi, Marge (2015). Halfway to improve the efficiency of cultural and chuangyi chanye organizations. 2015 International Symposium on Cultural Trajectories: Cultural Governance, What´s Next?. National Taiwan University of Arts (Taipei): National Taiwan University of Arts (Taipei), 0−1.
- Urb, K. 2019. Creative entrepreneurs' perception of entrepreneurial motivation: a valuable insight for creative business incubators when supporting creative entrepreneurs' cooperation with other industries. European Journal of Cultural Management and Policy, 9 (2). 17-33.
- Sassi, M., Urb, K. and Pihlak, Ü. 2020. The Evaluation of Organisational Performance: Estonian Cultural and Creative Industries Organisations. In Management, Participation and Entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Sector (pp. 189-218).
CCI Learning Module
The objective of this cooperation project is to develop the creative industries (CCI) learning module for universities. CCI is a dynamic and influential field that has a substantial impact beyond its own sector. However, since the field is relatively young important contributions are needed in order to help the field to develop.
Therefore, the overarching aim of the project’s intellectual output is to contribute to overcoming a number of shortcomings currently present in CCI. Equipped with the know-how and right tools, HEIs can have a substantial impact on improving CCI. This project aims to give HEIs the necessary know-how and tools: the CCI learning module.
The CCI learning module will provide all the necessary building blocks for putting together an innovative flipped classroom CCI course for bachelor students. In addition, it can be used to create an elective module for executive students or to build a business incubation program for people interested in setting up a company in creative industries (lifelong learning).
Project partners bring together expertise and knowledge from Estonia, Norway, and Iceland to deliver the highest quality.
The project is funded from the EEA/Norway Cooperation Programme in Higher Education.