General Approaches to Creative Economy Within the European Space

Creative economy has become one of the key concepts in the new economic paradigm, being considered an important factor of economic growth, as well as a significant source of employment and resilience in developed and developing countries, from various parts of the world. Although its impact on economic development is generally acknowledged, there is no world-wide acceptation in defining the creative economy and its comprising economic sub-sectors. By using document and report analysis through a comparative approach, this paper aims to briefly identify the main perspectives on creative economy within the European space. Thus, we highlight the spatial distribution of the concepts embodying economic activities based on valuating creativity as a main input and we identify the main features of each identified approach.


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