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Creativity and Space: the opportunity of an urban creative jewellery cluster

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The objective of the article is to explore the relative determinants of firms' performance in the Birmingham Jewellery Quarter (BJQ) considering creativity and innovation; firms' access to the market and networking. The article utilizes qualitative and quantitative analyses and aims to ascertain the role of firms' commitment to developing an in-house or external creative capacity on their ability to grow. The novelty of the article is to consider a potential creative cluster, the jewellery cluster in the BJQ, and to analyse its growth drivers including creativity.

Keywords: Birmingham; creative cluster; jewellery industry; urban regeneration

Document Type: Research Article

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1386/cij.2.1.37/1

Affiliations: 1: University of Birmingham. 2: Bournemouth University.

Publication date: December 1, 2009

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  • The scope of the Creative Industries Journal is global, primarily aimed at those studying and practicing activities which have their origin in individual creativity, skill and talent, and which have a potential for wealth creation. These activities primarily take place in advertising, architecture, the art and antiques market, crafts, design, fashion, film, interactive leisure software, music, the performing arts, publishing, television and radio.We are pleased to announce that the Creative Industries Journal has been included in the Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) list 2010.
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