Research Frontiers for the Creative Class

Jon D. Pratt, Dave N. Norris, Jr., and Laura E. Marler
Louisiana Tech University

Abstract

Richard Florida’s book, The Rise of the Creative Class: And how it’s Transforming Work,
Leisure, Community, and Everyday Life has stimulated considerable interest from economic developers, city managers and academics.  A brief sampling of literature on creativity is presented for comparison to the literature on the creative class in a region, their effect on regional growth and strategies to increase their presence in a region. The authors suggest opportunities for future research to serve as examples of how the two strains of extant literature, taken together, can stimulate new research ideas.

 

 
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