Analyses the distinct economic roles of culture, creation, and innovation in the Creative Industries by assessing the fitness for purpose of their statistical definitions.On this basis it proposes a method for studying the relation between creative labour and innovation. Lax usage has made the term ‘Creative Industries’ a synonym for three distinct things: creativity, culture and intellectual alienability.
The methods in this paper preceded and informed the paper on ‘Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries’ which is also on this site. They were subsequently adopted by the UK’s Department of Culture, Media and Sport as the initial basis for its creative industry statistics.
The paper supersedes the paper ‘Is Creation an Industry’, although in that paper, the main ideas in this paper were first set down.