The role of business incubators in the development of sustainable clusters of cultural and creative industries

A. Romein, J. J. Trip

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    Abstract

    Clusters of cultural and creative industries are rather widespread in and surrounding inner cities. The development and dynamics of these clusters are objects of study of various conceptual approaches: some aim at their role and significance for urban development, others at their development and dynamics as such. These latter approaches focus primarily on producers or consumers of cultural or creative goods. By contrast, this paper explores the role of a particular type of secondary or ancillary activity - the business incubator - in the development of these clusters. The paper is explorative and draws no explicit conclusions. Nevertheless, the incubator appears to be an ancillary activity that contributes in various manners to sustainable cluster development, i.e. not only by their output of young, trained entrepreneurs in possession of up-to-date knowledge and skills, but also by means of, for instance, their buildings and social networks.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)435-445
    JournalInternational Journal of Sustainable Development and Planning
    Volume12
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2017
    Event11th International Conference on Urban Regeneration and Sustainability: Sustainable City 2016 - Alicante, Spain
    Duration: 12 Jul 201614 Jul 2016

    Keywords

    • Business incubators
    • Clusters
    • Cultural and creative industries
    • Inner city
    • Start-ups
    • Vacant industrial building

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