1. bookVolume 37 (2017): Issue 37 (September 2017)
22 Dec 2008
4 Hefte pro Jahr
access type Open Access

Creative economies in Romania – spatial projections and trends

22 Dec 2008
4 Hefte pro Jahr

Creative economies are at the heart of the knowledge-based economy. The main objectives of the study are to present the spatial design of the regional systems of creativity in Romania and to identify the evolutionary trends, by creating spatial models for key economic indicators, specific to such economic activities. This paper focuses on how creative economies are concentrated in the national network of settlements and how they differentiate in terms of regional profile. Consequently, a yearly nationwide database was created for 2000-2012, which includes four-digit creative economic activities, according to the Classification of National Economy Activities, for each administrative unit in Romania. The analyses, conducted for the same period, show a concentration of creative economies as a national polycentric network which includes the capital city and cities with over 300,000 inhabitants, as well as their structured territorial systems emerging around them, representing the local and regional polycentric networks. The analysis of the economic profiles highlights the growing share of creative economies in the national economy that tends to contribute more and more to the increase of the operational complexity of the local and regional economies.

Abankina, T., 2013: Regional development models using cultural heritage resources In: International Journal of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research, Vol. 7(1), pp. 3-10. DOI: 10.1108/17506181311301318.Search in Google Scholar

Banks, M., Hesmondhalgh, D., 2009: Looking for work in creative industries policy. In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 15(4), pp. 415-430. DOI: 10.1080/10286630902923323.Search in Google Scholar

Burcea, M., Toma, S.G. and Papuc, R.M, 2014: Patients’ Satisfaction with the Health Care Systemin the Age of Globalization: The Case of Romania. In: Transylvanian Review of Administrative Sciences, Vol. 10, pp. 5-20.Search in Google Scholar

Carrillo, F.J. and Flores, R.E., 2012: Measuring: Knowledge- based development metrics, evolution and perspectives. In: Yigitcanlar, T., Metaxiotis, K. and Carrillo, F.J. editors, Building prosperous knowledge cities: Policies, plans and metrics, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, pp. 309-326. Search in Google Scholar

Comunian, R., Chapain, C. and Clifton, N., 2010: Location, location, location: exploring the complex relationship between creative industries and place. In: Creative Industries Journal, Vol. 3(1), pp. 5-10. DOI: 10.1386/cij.3.1.5_2.Search in Google Scholar

Cunningham, S.D., 2002: From cultural to creative industries: Theory, industry, and policy implications. In: Media International Australia Incorporating Culture and Policy: Quarterly Journal of Media Research and Resources, Vol. 102, pp. 54-65.Search in Google Scholar

Deheinzelin, L., 2011: Economia Criativa e Métodos para Dar uma Mão ao Futuro (Creative Economy and Methods for Giving a Hand to the Future - in Portuguese). In: Redige, Vol. 2(2), pp. 343-360.Search in Google Scholar

Department for Culture, Media and Sport, 2013: Classifying and Measuring the Creative Industries, available at: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/203296/Classifying_and_Measuring_the_Creative_Industries_Consultation_Paper_April_2013-final.pdf, DoA: 10.05.2016Search in Google Scholar

Dobrea, R.C., Dinu, A.F., Teodorescu, C. and Diaconu, D., 2016: Certain industry, big giving: modelling the correlation between SRI and industry risk. In: Urbanism. Architecture. Constructions, Vol. 7(3), pp. 213-224.Search in Google Scholar

Drăghici, C.C., Peptenatu, D., Grigore, A.M., Pintilii, R.D. and Teodorescu, C., 2015: Specific methods used in the analysis and representation of spatial distribution of creative economies in Romania, Informatics. In: Geoinformatics and Remote Sensing, Vol. 2, pp. 1093-1100.Search in Google Scholar

Drake, G., 2003: This place gives me space: place and creativity in the creative industries. In: Geoforum, Vol. 34, pp. 511-524. DOI: 10.1016/S0016-7185(03)00029-0Search in Google Scholar

European Commission, 2010: Green Paper. Unlocking the potential of cultural and creative industries. COM 183, available at: http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal- content/EN/TXT/?uri=URISERV:cu0006, DoA: 23.04.2016Search in Google Scholar

Florida, R., 2002: The Rise of the Creative Class. New York: Basic Books.Search in Google Scholar

Florida, R., 2005: The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent. New York: Harper Collins Publishers.Search in Google Scholar

Glaeser, E., 2005: Review of Richard Florida’s The Rise of the Creative Class. In: Regional Science and Urban Economics, Vol. 35(5), pp. 593-596. DOI: 10.1016/j.regsciurbeco.2005.01.005Search in Google Scholar

Hall, P., 2000. Creative Cities and Economic Development. 000000000000000000 In: Urban Studies: Vol. 37(4), pp. 639-649. DOI: 10.1080/00420980050003946.Search in Google Scholar

Harris, C., Collins, M. and Cheek D., 2013: America’s Creative Economy: A Study of Recent Conceptions, Definitions, and Approaches to Measurement Across the USA. Available at: https://www.arts.gov/sites/default/files/Research-Art-Works-Milwaukee.pdf, DoA: 11.05.2016Search in Google Scholar

Harvey, D.C., Hawkins, H. and Thomas, N.J., 2012: Thinking creative clusters beyond the city: people, place and networks. In: Geoforum, Vol. 43, pp. 529-539. DOI: 10.1016/j.geoforum.2011.11.010.Search in Google Scholar

Hesmondhalgh, D.J., 2008: Cultural and Creative Industries. In: Bennett, T. and Frow, J. editors, Handbook of Cultural Analysis, London: Sage Publications Ltd, pp. 552-569.Search in Google Scholar

Hong, J., Yu, W., Guo, X. and Zhao, D., 2014: Creative industries agglomeration, regional innovation and productivity growth in China. In: Chinese Geographical Science, Vol. 24(2), pp. 258-268. DOI: 10.1007/s11769-013-0617-6.Search in Google Scholar

Howkins, J., 2001: The creative economy: How people make money from ideas. London: Allen Lane, The Penguin Press.Search in Google Scholar

Ianoș, I., Peptenatu, D., Pintilii, R.D. and Drăghici, C.C., 2012: About sustainable development of the territorial emergent structures from the metropolitan area of Bucharest. In: Environmental Engineering and Management Journal, Vol. 11(9), pp. 1535-1545.Search in Google Scholar

Landry, C., 2003: The creative city: A toolkit for urban innovators. London: Earthscan Publishing.Search in Google Scholar

Markusen, A., Wassall, G., DeNatale, D. and Cohen, R., 2008: Defining the Creative Economy: industry and occupational approaches. In: Economic Development Quarterly, Vol. 22(1), pp. 24-45. DOI: 10.1177/0891242407311862.Search in Google Scholar

Méndez, R., Michelini, J.J, Pada, J. and Tebar, J., 2012: Economía creativa y desarrollo urbano en España: una aproximación a sus lógicas espaciales (Creative economy and urban development in Spain: an approach to their spatial logics - in Spanish). In: Eure, Vol. 113(38), pp. 5-32. DOI: 10.4067/S0250-71612012000100001. Search in Google Scholar

National Institute of Statistics (Romania) - Classification of activities from the national economy - CAEN Rev. 2 din 20.04.2007 (accessed on 08.05.2016)Search in Google Scholar

Nicolescu, O., Isac-Maniu, A., Drăgan, I.M. and Nicolescu, C., 2014: Carta Alba a IMM-urilor din Romania: 2014 (White Charta of SME’s from Romania: 2014 - in Romanian). Bucharest: Sigma Publishing.Search in Google Scholar

O’Connor, J., 2000: The definition of the „Cultural Industries”. In: The European Journal of Arts Education, Vol. 2(3), pp. 15-27.Search in Google Scholar

Peptenatu, D., Pintilii, R., Drăghici, C., Saghin, I. and Stoian, D.R., 2012a: Management of Environment Risk within Emergency Territorial Systems. Case Study-the Influence Area of the Bucharest City. In: Journal of Environmental Protection and Ecology, Vol. 4(13), pp. 2360-2370.Search in Google Scholar

Peptenatu, D., Merciu, C. and Drăghici, C., 2012b: Characteristics of entrepreneurial profile in some emergent territorial structures in Romania. In: Actual Problems of Economics, Vol. 12(138), pp. 448-458.Search in Google Scholar

Pintilii, R.D., Braghină, C., Drăghici, C.C. and Saghin, I., 2014a: Territorial imbalances in the distribution of the creative industries in the North-Eastern Development Region. In: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 122, pp. 179-183. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1323.Search in Google Scholar

Pintilii, R.D., Peptenatu, D., Drăghici, C.C., Saghin, I. and Stoian, D.R., 2014b: Structural Changes in the entrepreneurial profile of the creative industries in Romania. In: Procedia Economics and Finance, Vol. 23, pp. 1147-1151.Search in Google Scholar

Pratt, A.C., 2008: Creative cities: the cultural industries and the creative class. In: Geografiska Annaler: Series B - Human geography, Vol. 90(2), pp. 107-117. DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-0467.2008.00281.x.Search in Google Scholar

Roodhouse, S., 2006: The Creative Industries: Definitions, Quantification and Practice. In: Eisenberg, C., Gerlach, R. and Handke, C. editors, Cultural Industries: The British Experience in International Perspective. Online, Berlin: Humboldt University Berlin, Edoc-Server, pp. 13-32. Available: http://edoc.hu-berlin.de.Search in Google Scholar

Scott, A.J., 2011: A World in Emergence: Notes Toward a Resynthesis of Urban-Economic Geography for the 21st Century. In: Urban Geography, Vol. 32, Issue 6, pp. 845-870. DOI: 10.2747/0272-3638.32.6.845.Search in Google Scholar

Stoian, D., Peptenatu, D., Pintilii, R. and Schvab, A., 2014: Territorial Distribution of Creative Poles in Romania. In: Procedia Social and Behavioral Sciences, Vol. 122, pp. 184-188. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2014.01.1324.Search in Google Scholar

Shuaib, A.A. and Enoch, O.F., 2013: Creative industry: Its involvement in business world. In: Advances in Asian Social Science, Vol. 4(2), pp. 799-805. Search in Google Scholar

Środa-Murawska, S. and Szymańska, D., 2013, The concentration of the creative sector firms as a potential basis for the formation of creative clusters in Poland. In: Bulletin of Geography. Socio-economic Series, No. 20, pp. 85-93. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.2478/bog-2013-0013.Search in Google Scholar

The Work Foundation, 2007: Defining the creative industries. Available at: http://www.theworkfoundation.com/assets/docs/creative_industries_chapter4.pdf, DoA: 14.05.2016.Search in Google Scholar

Thorsby, D., 2008: Modelling the cultural industries. In: International Journal of Cultural Policy, Vol. 14(3), pp. 217-232. DOI: 10.1080/10286630802281772. Search in Google Scholar

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), 2013: Creative Economy Report 2013. Available at: http://www.unesco.org/culture/pdf/creative-economy-report-2013.pdf, DoA: 17.05.2016Search in Google Scholar

Zhang, P., Yang, Q. and Zhao, Y., 2012: Relationship between social economic agglomeration and labor productivity of core cities in Northeast China. In: Chinese Geographical Science, Vol. 22(2), pp. 221-231. DOI: 10.1007/s11769-012-0522-4.Search in Google Scholar

Recommended articles from Trend MD

Plan your remote conference with Sciendo