Creative clusters and city growth

  title={Creative clusters and city growth},
  author={Susan Bagwell},
  journal={Creative Industries Journal},
  pages={31 - 46}
  • Susan Bagwell
  • Published 1 January 2008
  • Economics
  • Creative Industries Journal
Abstract Inspired by US management guru Michael Porter (1995) the City Growth Strategy initiative is promoting business clusters as a means of encouraging the regeneration of deprived inner city areas in the UK. This paper draws on an ongoing evaluation of one of the initial pilots for this initiative — the City Fringe area of London where six creative clusters are being targeted as a means of stimulating local economic development and social inclusion. Drawing on baseline research with the… 

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