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Entrepreneurship in the Cultural and Creative Industries: Insights from an Emergent Field

Andrea Hausmann, Anne Heinze


This article reports the results of a systematic review of the current state of research on arts, cultural, and creative entrepreneurship. By means of a systematic database search, 50 scientific articles from peer-reviewed journals were identified and analyzed with regard to the interpretation of the terms and the primary objects and focal areas of current research. In conclusion, it can be stated that to date there is no consensual understanding of the terms. While some authors differentiate between entrepreneurs and other players in the cultural and creative industries, the majority of researchers makes no such distinction. Moreover, the specific objects of current research mainly fall into the two categories “groups of persons” and “sub-segments of the cultural and creative industries.” And, finally, while there exists some considerable research on entrepreneurship in the music industry by now, less attention was paid to other sub-sectors of the cultural and creative industries.

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