ISBE 2017: Creative Industries Entrepreneurship



Prof Andy Penaluna, University of Wales Trinity St David

Dr Charlotte Carey, Birmingham City University

The Creative Industries track offers tremendous insights into how creative mindsets help to develop entrepreneurial outcomes. Papers ranged from discussions on data gained from the impact of creativity in team development, specific insights into the music industry and the international challenges they face, game changing business models and working environments conducive to creative industry development.

Past best papers looked at stimulating ideas and the keys to developing novel ideas, a theme that we felt to be central to the entire ISBE conference. A strong theme emerged from a paper that discussed ‘money being a dirty word’, indeed, this and a closing debate at the end of the session highlighted consensus that creative industries entrepreneurs are primarily motivated by their desire to remain creative, and that financial gain is a secondary consideration.

• Defining and mapping the creative sector globally
• Creative entrepreneurs: characteristics, challenges and opportunities
• The role of educators & trainers in developing creative capacity and enterprising approaches
• International policy & support for creative industries entrepreneurship
• Gender, diversity and social inclusion within the creative industries
• Sub-sector specific studies of creative entrepreneurship