ABRIL 2009
  • Luciana Lazzeretti
    Department of Business Economics, University of Florence Via delle pandette, 9, 50127 – Firenze. Email: luciana.lazzeretti@unifi.it
  • Rafael Boix
    Institut d’Estudis Regionals i Metropolitans de Barcelona Parc de Recerca Modul A, 08193 Cerdanyola del Vallès, Barcelona (Spain) Email: rafael.boix@uab.es
  • Francesco Capone
    Department of Business Economics, University of Florence Via delle pandette, 9, 50127 – Firenze. Email: Francesco.capone@unifi.it

Creative industries tend to concentrate mainly around large- and medium-sized cities, forming creative local production systems. The text analyses the forces behind clustering of creative industries to provide the first empirical explanation of the determinants of creative employment clustering following a multidisciplinary approach based on cultural and creative economics, evolutionary geography and urban economics. A comparative analysis has been performed for Italy and Spain. The results show different patterns of creative employment clustering in both countries. The small role of historical and cultural endowments, the size of the place, the average size of creative industries, the productive diversity and the concentration of human capital and creative class have been found as common factors of clustering in both countries.

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