The Creative Economy: How People Make Money from Ideas

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Penguin Books Limited, Jun 27, 2002 - Business & Economics - 288 pages
Britain makes more money from music than from its car industry. In the United States the core copyright industries achieved foreign sales and exports of $60.18 billion - a figure which surpasses, for the first time, every other export sector, including automobiles, agriculture and aircraft. Howkins sets out to explore how we can harness creativity and the industry it sustains to our common interests. This book is not about information and the information society. It is about more basic matters, what we humans want and what we are good at.

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John Howkins is Deputy Chairman of the British Screen Advisory Council and has worked as a consultant for Time Warner, ABC, IBM and many other companies and institutions. His previous publications include UNDERSTANDING TELEVISION, MASS COMMUNICATIONS IN CHINA and NEW TECHNOLOGIES, NEW POLICIES.

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