Beware ‘the Creative Class’. Creativity and Wealth Creation Revisited

  title={Beware ‘the Creative Class’. Creativity and Wealth Creation Revisited},
  author={John Montgomery},
  journal={Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit},
  pages={337 - 343}
  • J. Montgomery
  • Published 1 November 2005
  • History
  • Local Economy: The Journal of the Local Economy Policy Unit
In this article, the author draws on a long experience in research and consultancy in the ‘creative economy’ (which includes initiatives in Manchester and London in the 1980s and 1990s) to reflect on the current enthusiasm for the subject. The article begins by analysing recent theoretical developments that have thrown up misleading indices of creativity, and goes on to define the ‘creative economy’ and explain its importance. It ends by suggesting how cities should respond. 

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