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Creating Economy: Enterprise, Intellectual Property, and the Valuation of Goods

Barbara Townley, Philip Roscoe, and Nicola Searle


Creativity is at the vanguard of contemporary capitalism, valorized as a form of capital in its own right. It is the centrepiece of the vaunted ‘creative economy’, and within the latter, the creative industries. But what is economic about creativity? How can creative labour become the basis for a distinctive global industry? And how has the solitary artist, a figment of Romantic thought, become the creative entrepreneur of twenty-first-century economic imagining? Such questions have long provoked scholars interested in economics, sociology, management and law. This book offers a fresh approach ... More

Keywords: creative economy, creative industries, intellectual property, intellectual property rights, cultural economy, sociological studies of markets

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780198795285
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: February 2019 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780198795285.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Barbara Townley, author
Emeritus Professor, University of St Andrews

Philip Roscoe, author
Reader in Management, University of St Andrews

Nicola Searle, author
Senior Lecturer, Goldsmiths, University of London