The Creative Workforce

The Creative Workforce

... the latest information they can get on how best to acquire and maintain the workforce skills that are relevant to their business futures . ... I know that it is a struggle - to achieve a one - size - fits - all 2 The creative workforce.

Author: Erica McWilliam

Publisher: UNSW Press

ISBN: 1921410221

Category: Education

Page: 228

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Creativity has become the economic engine of the 21st century. No longer the preserve of creative industries, 'creative capital' in the form of novel thinking, navigation, interactivity and border-crossing has become crucial to success and productivity. But are young people being equipped for a work future in which creativity is the defining feature of economic life? In this important book, Erica McWilliam argues that young peoples creative capacities are not being properly developed and that education, particularly in Australia, demands a massive pedagogical shift. Using both Australian and overseas examples, McWilliam describes what creative capacities are, why they've become important to our work futures, and what can be done to optimise the creative capacities of young people.
Categories: Education

Tourism Mobilities and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas

Tourism  Mobilities  and Development in Sparsely Populated Areas

Absolute and relative size of the “creative workforce” by in-migrants/non-migrants and by tourism/LLM in 2008. Tourism Abs. Tourism Rel. % Rest of LLM Abs. Rest of LLM Rel. % (a) Malung/Sa ̈len Creative workforce In-migrants 112 15.8 ...

Author: Doris Carson

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317352792

Category: Social Science

Page: 136

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Tourism ‘mobilities’ are not restricted to the movement of tourists between places of origin and destinations. Particularly in more peripheral, remote, or sparsely populated destinations, workers and residents are also likely to be frequently moving between locations. Such destinations attract seasonal or temporary residents, sometimes with only loose ties to the tourism industry. These flows of mobile populations are accompanied by flows of other resources – money, knowledge, ideas and innovations – which can be used to help the economic and social development of the destination. This book examines key aspects of the human mobilities associated with tourism in sparsely populated areas, and investigates how new mobility patterns inspired by technological, economic, political, and social change provide both opportunities and risks for those areas. Examples are drawn from the northern peripheries of Europe and the north of Australia, and the book provides a framework for continuing research into the role that tourism and ‘new mobilities’ can play in regional development in these locations. This book was originally published as a special issue of the Scandinavian Journal of Hospitality and Tourism.
Categories: Social Science

Key Concepts in Creative Industries

Key Concepts in Creative Industries

57 The creative economy can be approached through the concept of the 'creative workforce' (see Cunningham 2011; and see creative labour). This can be understood as the total of creative occupations within the core creative industries ...

Author: John Hartley

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446271384

Category: Social Science

Page: 200

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"This guide to the emerging language of creative industries field is a valuable resource for researchers and students alike. Concise, extensively referenced, and accessible, this this is an exceptionally useful reference work." - Gauti Sigthorsson, Greenwich University "There could be no better guides to the conceptual map of the creative industries than John Hartley and his colleagues, pioneers in the field. This book is a clear, comprehensive and accessible tool-kit of ideas, concepts, questions and discussions which will be invaluable to students and practitioners alike. Key Concepts in Creative Industries is set to become the corner stone of an expanding and exciting field of study" - Chris Barker, University of Wollongong Creativity is an attribute of individual people, but also a feature of organizations like firms, cultural institutions and social networks. In the knowledge economy of today, creativity is of increasing value, for developing, emergent and advanced countries, and for competing cities. This book is the first to present an organized study of the key concepts that underlie and motivate the field of creative industries. Written by a world-leading team of experts, it presents readers with compact accounts of the history of terms, the debates and tensions associated with their usage, and examples of how they apply to the creative industries around the world. Crisp and relevant, this is an invaluable text for students of the creative industries across a range of disciplines, especially media, communication, economics, sociology, creative and performing arts and regional studies.
Categories: Social Science

The Future of Education and Labor

The Future of Education and Labor

Based on the combination approach, the Australian Creative Industries and Innovation (CCI) center developed the creative trident, an approach to estimate the dynamics of creative workforce: • Specialist creatives (employed in creative ...

Author: Gerald Bast

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030260682

Category: Education

Page: 259

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This book explores the ways in which education impacts labor markets. Specifically, the contributions in this book indicate that the future of labor is creative, socially aware and inter-disciplinary while identifying the changes and innovations needed in our educational systems to meet this demand. Due to an increasing automatization (robotic manufacturing), the character of labor and work in general will change dramatically in the near future. This will be the case not only in the western countries, but also in the larger emerging economies in Asia, for example China and India. While societal environments, economy and the character of labor are increasingly in a process of dramatic changes, the educational systems and the leading principles of research about labor and employment are not changing adequately. Cross-disciplinary (inter-disciplinary and trans-disciplinary) thinking and learning is not the main focus of our educational systems. Consequently, the systems of academic research follow and apply disciplinary or even sub-disciplinary strategies, avoiding cross-disciplinary research approaches, and not supporting inter-disciplinary academic career models. This book introduces such strategic models to better prepare the next generation of workers for the new knowledge economy, and the future of democratic societies.
Categories: Education

House of Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee Supporting The Creative Economy Volume I HC 674

House of Commons   Culture  Media and Sport Committee  Supporting The Creative Economy   Volume I  HC 674

Growing businesses through the development of the workforce can , in some instances , prove difficult because of a lack of cash flow . Cross Government Co - operation 15. Although the creative and cultural industries come under the ...

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 0215062442

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 428

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This report warns that the extraordinary success of the UK's creative industries may be jeopardised by any dilution of intellectual property rights and the failure to tackle online piracy. The Committee also strongly condemns the failure of Google in particular to tackle access of copyright infringing websites through its search engine. Such illegal piracy, combined with proposals arising from the Hargreaves review to introduce copyright exceptions, and a failure to strengthen copyright enforcement as envisaged by the Digital Economy Act 2010, together threaten the livelihoods of the individuals and industries that contribute over £36 billion annually to the UK economy. Also, the Olympics No Marketing Rights scheme is excessively restrictive and is preventing British creative companies from realising the benefits they deserve from the Olympic legacy. The Committee calls for: a central champion of Intellectual Property in Government to promote and protect the interests of UK intellectual property; the maximum penalty for serious online IP theft to be increased to 10 years imprisonment, in line with the punishment for such offences in the physical world; more evidence and scrutiny before any exceptions to copyright such as those suggested by Hargreaves are applied; redoubled efforts to ensure that the video games tax credit is approved by the European Commission and introduced as soon as possible; reforms to the income tax and tax reliefs systems to recognise adequately the freelance nature of much creative work; greater recognition of the importance of arts subjects in the curriculum.
Categories: Business & Economics

Hidden Innovation

Hidden Innovation

But the innovation focus is on key findings that suggest that whole swathes of this workforce — the so-called embedded workforce and those rapidly growing parts of it supplying creative services to the rest of the economy — have rarely ...

Author: Stuart Cunningham

Publisher: University of Queensland Press(Australia)

ISBN: 9780702250989

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 260

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Because of the divergence in world views and methods between scientists and the creative sector, innovation systems and policies have focused for decades on science, engineering, technology, and medicine. The humanities, arts, and social sciences have had their contributions hidden from research agendas, policy and program initiatives, and the public mind. But structural changes to advanced economies and societies have brought service industries and the creative sector to greater prominence as key contributors to innovation. Hidden Innovation peels back the veil, tracing the way innovation occurs through new forms of screen production enabled by social media platforms as well as in public broadcasting. It shows that creative workers are contributing fresh ideas across the economy, and traces how policies are beginning to catch up with the changing social and economic realities, on a global level. Hidden Innovations argues that the innovation framework offers the best opportunity in decades to reassess the case for the public role of the humanities, particularly the media and cultural and communication studies.
Categories: Business & Economics

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries

This approach to the creative workforce shares similarities with, but is substantially different from, high-profile, and highly criticized, work such as that of Richard Florida (Florida, 2002; Florida and Tinagli, 2004).

Author: Candace Jones

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780191062285

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 560

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The Oxford Handbook of Creative Industries is a reference work, bringing together many of the world's leading scholars in the application of creativity in economics, business and management, law, policy studies, organization studies, and psychology. Creative industries research has become a regular theme in academic journals and conferences across these subjects and is also an important agenda for governments throughout the world, while business people from established companies and entrepreneurs revaluate and innovate their models in creative industries. The Handbook is organized into four parts: Following the editors' introduction, Part One on Creativity includes individual creativity and how this scales up to teams, social networks, cities, and labour markets. Part Two addresses Generating and Appropriating Value from Creativity, as achieved by agents and organizations, such as entrepreneurs, stars and markets for symbolic goods, and considers how performance is measured in the creative industries. Part Three covers the mechanics of Managing and Organizing Creative Industries, with chapters on the role of brokerage and mediation in creative industry networks, disintermediation and glocalisation due to digital technology, the management of project-based organzations in creative industries, organizing events in creative fields, project ecologies, Global Production Networks, genres and classification and sunk costs and dynamics of creative industries. Part Four on Creative Industries, Culture and the Economy offers chapters on cultural change and entrepreneurship, on development, on copyright, economic spillovers and government policy. This authoritative collection is the most comprehensive source of the state of knowledge in the increasingly important field of creative industries research. Covering emerging economies and new technologies, it will be of interest to scholars and students of the arts, business, innovation, and policy.
Categories: Business & Economics

Plug Play Places

Plug Play Places

2.3.10 Synthesis: Creative Knowledge Work in Dilemma The character of creative knowledge production leads to different dilemmas for the workforce. First, the products and services are more immaterial, need more symbolic content, ...

Author: Robert Nadler

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110401745

Category: Social Science

Page: 436

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In post-industrial societies more and more people earn an income in creative knowledge work, a highly flexible labour market segment that demands a geographically mobile workforce. Creative knowledge work is based on an understanding of language, culture and symbolic meanings. This can best be obtained through local and national embeddedness. Yet, this necessity for embeddedness stands in contrast to the demand in geographical mobility. How is this contradiction solved by individuals? What new forms of place attachment does this bring about? This book introduces a showcase of 25 multilocal creative knowledge workers, who live in different countries at the same time. It investigates how continuous mobility becomes part of their lifeworld, and how it changes their feelings of belonging and practices of place attachment. Applying an innovative methodological mix of social phenomenology, hermeneutics and mental mapping, this book takes a detailed look at biographies and the role of places in mobile lifeworlds. Plug&Play Places brings forth the idea that places have to be understood as individual items, which are configured and then plugged into the ‘system’ of the own lifeworld. They can be ‘played’ without great effort once an individual needs to make use of them. This new type of place attachment is a form of subjective standardization of place, which complements the well-known models of objective standardization of places. Plug&Play Places is relevant for scientists who deal with mobility and its impact on individual lifeworlds, with transnational multilocality and with flexibilized labour markets. Furthermore, the book provides a detailed qualitative perspective which can enrich the explanations of quantitative research in the same field. It is an interesting reading also for practitioners engaged in urban planning, housing and real estate development. Robert Nadler holds a doctoral degree in Urban and Local European Studies from the University of Milan-Bicocca. He is a researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Regional Geography and published on creative industries, multilocality and labour mobility.
Categories: Social Science

Sense and Creative Labor in Rainer Maria Rilke s Prose Works

Sense and Creative Labor in Rainer Maria Rilke s Prose Works

... it tells a story of a gradual movement toward being able to do creative labor under modern conditions. The book can be thought of as a practice book because I hope that it can help people with creative blocks.

Author: Nicholas Carroll Reynolds

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030744700

Category: Philosophy

Page: 255

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This book is an investigation of the role of creative labor and the five senses in Rainer Maria Rilke’s prose works, including his “Primal Sound” essay, the Stories of God, The Notebooks of Malte Laurids Brigge, and his monograph on Auguste Rodin. It is about several protagonists’ quest to achieve creative labor by reconnecting spirit or the unconscious to the hand. There are many difficulties in the way, however, illustrated by Rilke’s essays, tales, and monographs. In the process of overcoming these impediments, the five senses are expanded and refined. Rilke’s characters undergo a transformation that not only allows them to do true creative labor, but also brings them into a new relationship with themselves, the world around them and other people. Nicholas Carroll Reynolds received his PhD at the University of Oregon, USA. He has authored several articles on philosophy and literature, and has worked as an editor and translator. He is currently employed at Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, USA, where he teaches in the German, Philosophy, and First Year Experience programs, as well as in Trinity’s Study abroad program in Berlin, Germany.
Categories: Philosophy

Labor and Aesthetics in European Contemporary Dance

Labor and Aesthetics in European Contemporary Dance

... termed the precarious intellectuals (2001): they are educated workers in the creative economy, carrying out their work without future prospects, since the nature of their labor does not generally permit job and income security.

Author: Annelies Van Assche

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030406936

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 293

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This transdisciplinary study scientifically reports the way the established contemporary dance sector in Europe operates from a micro-perspective. It provides a dance scholarly and sociological interpretation of its mechanisms by coupling qualitative data (interview material, observations, logbooks, and dance performances) to theoretical insights. The book uncovers the sometimes contradicting mechanisms related to the precarious project-oriented labor and art market that determine the working and living conditions of contemporary dance artists in Europe’s dance capitals Brussels and Berlin. In addition, it examines how these working and living conditions affect the work process and outcome. From a sociological perspective, the book engages with the relevant contemporary social issue of precarity and this within the much-at-risk professional group of contemporary dance artists. In this regard, the research brings novelty within the subject area, particularly by employing a unique methodological approach. Although the research is initially set up in a specific geographical context and within a specific research population, the book offers insights into issues that affect our neoliberal society at large. The research findings show potential to make a relevant contribution with regards to precarity within dance studies and performance studies, but also labor studies and cultural sociology.
Categories: Performing Arts