Creative clusters: a critical examination of the processes behind and implications of the emergence of a creative cluster in Shoreditch, London

Hayward, David (2006) Creative clusters: a critical examination of the processes behind and implications of the emergence of a creative cluster in Shoreditch, London. BA dissertation, University of Portsmouth.

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    Abstract

    This paper contributes towards Scott's (1999, p.11) demand for an economic geography of cultural forms. An analysis of a new media cluster in Shoreditch, located at the southern tip of the London borough of Hackney is used to demonstrate the necessity for new media firms to cluster around sites of production based on production sided issues. The study then moves on to demonstrate how the presence of creative clusters can affect the places they inhabit through an examination of the impacts of the new media hub on Shoreditch and its economy. It is concluded that as creative firms constitute an increasing amount to Britain's economy, they are affected more by economic forces than cultural ones.

    Item Type: Dissertation
    Departments/Research Groups: Faculty of Science > Department of Geography
    Depositing User: Jane Polwin
    Date Deposited: 20 Jan 2011 12:47
    Last Modified: 28 Jan 2015 11:13
    URI: http://eprints.port.ac.uk/id/eprint/200

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