The cultural and creative industries in the spanish regions: The case of Catalonia

Marcial Murciano Martínez, Carlos González Saavedra

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© 2018, University of La Laguna. All rights reserved. Cultural and Creative Industries (ICC) form an ecosystem that benefits from both favorable socio-economic environments and the opportunities opened by the technological change. This article establishes the existence of correlations between the indicators that allow contextualizing creative activities in the framework of Spanish regions, in general, and of Catalonia in particular. GDP per capita and education level feedback each other positively; education is associated to lower risks of poverty and high rates of opportunities, infrastructures and digital uses; and the availability and intensive management of information and communication technologies (ICT) is inherent to greater cultural consumption and the enjoyment of favorable economic conditions. The methodology used in the present analysis shows for the first time the disaggregated weight of CCI in Catalonia, and its relationship with the rest of the Spanish regions.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)146-167
JournalRevista Latina de Comunicacion Social
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018


  • Competitiveness
  • Cultural and creative industries
  • Cultural cartography
  • Economic growth
  • Employment
  • Spanish regions


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