Institutions and Sectoral Logics in Creative Industries: The media cluster in Cologne
Title: Institutions and Sectoral Logics in Creative Industries: The media cluster in Cologne
Citation: Environment and Planning, 2012, 44, 4, 921-936
Institutional actors at the regional or local level increasingly see the development of the creative industry sector as a means of improving local competitiveness. However, research on relations between institutions and local development barely considers the interaction between policies and a sectoral logic of work organization and labor-market functioning. On the basis of qualitative research on the locally clustered media sector in Cologne, Germany, we argue that a sectoral logic which relies strongly on the use of networks can hinder or ‘convert’, the course of policies aimed at improving the skill supply, and thereby produce unintended effects.
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