nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2016‒02‒23
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Creativity, Clusters and the Competitive Advantage of Cities By Martin, Roger; Florida, Richard; Pogue, Melissa; Mellander, Charlotta
  2. How important are real-time communications in TV Watching? A case of AfreecaTV in Korea By Nam, Kyung Jin; Kwon, Youngsun

  1. By: Martin, Roger (Martin Prosperity Institute & University of Toronto); Florida, Richard (Martin Prosperity Institute & University of Toronto); Pogue, Melissa (Martin Prosperity Institute & University of Toronto); Mellander, Charlotta (Jönköping International Business School, & Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies)
    Abstract: Purpose – The article marries Michael Porter’s industrial cluster theory of traded and local clusters to Richard Florida’s occupational approach of creative and routine workers to gain a better understanding of the process of economic development. By combining these two approaches, four major industrial-occupational categories are identified. The shares of U.S. Employment in each – creative-in-traded, creative-in-local, routine-in-traded and routine-in-local – are calculated and a correlation analysis is used to examine the relationship of each to regional economic development indicators. Our findings show that economic growth and development is positively related to employment in the creative-in-traded category. While metros with a higher share of creative-in-traded employment enjoy higher wages and incomes overall, these benefits are not experienced by all worker categories. The share of creative-in-traded employment is also positively and significantly associated with higher inequality. After accounting for higher median housing costs, routine workers in both traded and local industries are found to be relatively worse off in metros with high shares of creative-in-traded employment, on average.
    Keywords: Creativity; clusters; cities; metros; occupations; regional development
    JEL: J30 O10 R10
    Date: 2015–06–24
  2. By: Nam, Kyung Jin; Kwon, Youngsun
    Keywords: Online Live Video Streaming,Interaction,Audience Satisfaction,Real-time Communication,Viewing Motives,AfreecaTV
    Date: 2015

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