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The Industries of the Future
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 320

The Industries of the Future

The New York Times bestseller, from leading innovation expert Alec Ross, a “fascinating vision” (Forbes) of what’s next for the world and how to navigate the changes the future will bring. While Alec Ross was working as Senior Advisor for Innovation to the Secretary of State, he traveled to forty-one countries, exploring the latest advances coming out of every continent. From startup hubs in Kenya to R&D labs in South Korea, Ross has seen what the future holds. In The Industries of the Future, Ross provides a “lucid and informed guide” (Financial Times) to the changes coming in the next ten years. He examines the fields that will most shape our economic future, including robotics a...

The Creative Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 232

The Creative Industries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2012
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  • Publisher: SAGE

The rise of creative industries requires new thinking in communication, media and cultural studies, media and cultural policy, and the arts and information sectors. The Creative Industries sets the agenda for these debates, providing a richer understanding of the dynamics of cultural markets, creative labor, finance and risk, and how culture is distributed, marketed and creatively reused through new media technologies. This book develops a global perspective on the creative industries and creative economy; draws insights from media and cultural studies, innovation economics, cultural policy studies, and economic and cultural geography; explores what it means for policy-makers when culture an...

Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 415

Ancient Mesopotamian Materials and Industries

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 1999
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  • Publisher: Eisenbrauns

This is the first systematic attempt to survey in detail the archaeological evidence for the crafts and craftsmanship of the Sumerians, Babylonians, and Assyrians in ancient Mesopotamia, covering the period ca. 8000-300 B.C.E. As creators of some of the earliest farming and urban communities known to us, these people were among the first pioneers of many crafts and skills that remain fundamental to modern ways of life. Many of the raw materials for crafts had to be imported from outside the river valley of the Tigris and Euphrates, providing an unusually sensitive indicator of the commercial and cultural contacts of Mesopotamia. In this book, Dr. Moorey reviews briefly the textual evidence, and then goes on to examine in detail the material evidence for a wide range of crafts using stones, both common and ornamental, animal products--from hippopotamus ivory to ostrich egg-shells--ceramics, glazed materials and glass, metals, and building materials. With a comprehensive bibliography, this will be a key work of reference for archaeologists and those interested in the early history of crafts and technology, as well as for specialist historians of the ancient Near East.

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 226

Entrepreneurship in the Creative Industries

  • Categories: Art

The book is like a delicious smörgåsbord with a variety of contributions within creative industries research. David Rylander, Papers in Regional Science This book positions itself with an international approach and with a focus on entrepreneurship. My perception is that this will be read with major interest by policymakers around the world, who right now consider how to form strategies and construct policies to support their own creative industries. . . The book raises interesting aspects of creative industries in comparison to more traditional industries. . . Charlotta Mellander, International Small Business Journal This collection of papers adds some new dimensions to the current creativ...

Competition in Global Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 581

Competition in Global Industries

Essays discuss technology, manufacturing, marketing, finance, capital, government policies, coalitions, competition, and leadership in the global marketplace, and look at specific cases.

Small Scale Industries: Problems of small-scale industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 247

Small Scale Industries: Problems of small-scale industries

Contributed seminar articles with special reference to India.

Small Scale Industries in India
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 240

Small Scale Industries in India

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Small Scale Industries: Management of small scale industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 295

Small Scale Industries: Management of small scale industries

Contributed seminar articles with special reference to India.

Creative Industries
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 454

Creative Industries

"To explain the logic of these arrangements, the author draws on the analytical resources of industrial economics and the theory of contracts. He addresses the winner-take-all character of many creative activities that brings wealth and renown to some artists while dooming others to frustration; why the "option" form of contract is so prevalent; and why even savvy producers get sucked into making "ten-ton turkeys," such as Heaven's Gate."--Jacket.

Creativity and Its Discontents
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 299

Creativity and Its Discontents

Laikwan Pang offers a complex critical analysis of creativity, creative industries, and the impact of Western copyright laws on creativity in China.