nep-cul New Economics Papers
on Cultural Economics
Issue of 2023‒07‒17
two papers chosen by
Roberto Zanola
Università degli Studi del Piemonte Orientale

  1. Creative India: Tapping the Full Potential By Kukreja, Prateek; Puri, Havishaye; Rahut, Dil B.
  2. When art therapy cares for caregivers: The effects of patients’ artistic productions on the quality of life at work of nursing staff in cancerology By Fabien Canolle; Nathalie Bernard; Didier Vinot

  1. By: Kukreja, Prateek (Asian Development Bank Institute); Puri, Havishaye (Asian Development Bank Institute); Rahut, Dil B. (Asian Development Bank Institute)
    Abstract: We provide the first reliable measure on the size of India’s creative economy, explore the many challenges faced by the creative industries, and provide recommendations to make India one of the most creative societies in the world. India’s creative economy—measured by the number of people working in various creative occupations—is estimated to contribute nearly 8% of the country’s employment, much higher than the corresponding share in Turkey (1%), Mexico (1.5%), the Republic of Korea (1.9%), and even Australia (2.1%). Creative occupations also pay reasonably well—88% higher than the non-creative ones and contribute about 20% to nation’s overall GVA. Out of the top 10 creative districts in India, 6 are non-metros—Badgam, Panipat (Haryana), Imphal (Manipur), Sant Ravi Das Nagar (Uttar Pradesh), Thane (Maharashtra), and Tirupur (Tamil Nadu)—indicating the diversity and depth of creativity across India. Yet, according to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, India’s creative exports are only one-tenth of those of the People’s Republic of China. To develop the creative economy to realize its full potential, Indian policy makers would like to (i) increase the recognition of Indian culture globally; (ii) facilitate human capital development among its youth; (iii) address the bottlenecks in the intellectual property framework; (iv) improve access to finance; and (v) streamline the process of policy making by establishing one intermediary organization. India must also leverage its G20 Presidency to put creative economy concretely on the global agenda.
    Keywords: creative economy; culture; employment; output; intellectual property; G20
    JEL: J21 J24 J31 O10 O30 O53 Z10
    Date: 2022–12
  2. By: Fabien Canolle (UGA - Université Grenoble Alpes); Nathalie Bernard (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Lyon, Laboratoire de Recherche Magellan - UJML - Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 - Université de Lyon - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Lyon); Didier Vinot (Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Lyon, Laboratoire de Recherche Magellan - UJML - Université Jean Moulin - Lyon 3 - Université de Lyon - Institut d'Administration des Entreprises (IAE) - Lyon)
    Abstract: We seek to understand the effects of art therapy, practiced with palliative care patients in oncology, on the quality of worklife of caregivers. We study it from the perspective of the clinic of activity, i.e. the quali- ty of work by studying how art therapy contributes to the organization of the dialogue on the quality of work and to the development of caregivers' pouvoir d'agir (power to act) in a constrained hospital context. We carry an inquiry in a palliative cancer care center, with three modes of data collection (interviews, focus group, and observations). Art therapy forms part of a care system by participa- ting in the transformation of the work environment, of the caregivers-patients relationship, and of the coordi- nated organization of care. It contributes to a dialogical, ethical, and aesthetic movement, making it possible to heal the work of care and the caregivers by developing their pouvoir d'agir.
    Abstract: Nous cherchons à comprendre les effets de l'art-thérapie, exercée avec les patients en soins palliatifs en oncologie, sur la qualité de vie au travail (QVT) des personnels soignants. Nous l'étudions dans la perspective de la clinique de l'activité, i.e., de la qualité du travail, en étudiant comment l'art-thérapie contribue à l'organisation du dialogue sur la qualité du travail et au développement du pouvoir d'agir des soignants dans un contexte hospitalier contraint. Nous menons une enquête dans un service de médecine palliative en cancérologie, avec trois modes de collecte de données (entretiens, focus group et observations). L'art-thérapie s'inscrit dans un dispositif de soin en participant à la transformation de l'environnement du travail, de la relation avec les patients, et de l'organisation coordonnée du travail du soin. Cela participe d'un mouvement dialogique, éthique et esthétique permettant de soigner le travail du soin et les soignants par le développement de leur pouvoir d'agir. « Toute oeuvre digne de ce nom, un poème, une musique, une peinture, une sculpture, tente de transmuer la solitude en ouverture, la souffrance en communion, les cris d'appel en chant, chant qui résonne par-delà les abîmes creusés par la séparation et la mort. » F. Cheng, Assise, p. 87.
    Date: 2023–06

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