Challenges in developing the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) of Taiwan

The issue of local context in cluster policy

Authored by: Pei-Ling Liao , Caroline Chapain

Routledge Handbook of Cultural and Creative Industries in Asia

Print publication date:  December  2018
Online publication date:  December  2018

Print ISBN: 9781138959927
eBook ISBN: 9781315660509
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In researching the cultural and creative cluster and its policy, the most frequently asked question is why some cities can successfully develop it but others cannot (Moss 2002; Montgomery 2003, 2004; Kong 2005, 2007; Pratt 2009). Current research findings and policy makers understand that there is a significant impact of local cultural, social, and economic contexts on policy implementation and function (Scott 1996, 2004, 2006; Montgomery 1995, 2003, 2004, 2005; Martin and Sunley 2002; Mommaas 2004; Kong 2000, 2005, 2007, 2012; O’Connor 2007; Pratt 2008; Evans 2009; Keane 2009; Storper 2013). In many East Asian cities, the economy has always been the policy priority. However, without serious consideration and planning in relation to local contexts, an application of the cluster model to the cultural and creative industries (CCIs) has proven difficult to implement (Kong 2005; Kong et al. 2006; Kong 2007; Chou 2012; Keane 2009).

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