Hosting two sessions at the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference 2019

During the Annual International Conference of the Royal Geographical Society 2019 at the Society in London from 28 to 30 August 2019, CICERONE members Andy Pratt, Robert Kloosterman and Marianna d’Ovidio organized two sessions on “Exploring the new global geographies of the creative economy: creative economy global production networks”.

The first session was about “global production networks and the creative economy: methodological challenges and innovations”. To capture Cultural and Creative Industries’ simultaneously local and global integration, this session featured papers which applied the Global Production Network approach to CCI. The GPN approach departs from the traditional view that contemporary production processes are confined to one place and posits instead that production processes are integrated in complex networks which often comprise locations in a number of countries. This session examined the particular challenges and innovative solutions to developing analyses of production chains in the creative economy. It explored what is similar to and what is different from ‘generic’ GPN research.

The second session revolved around “case studies of creative industry GPNs”. This session hosted and discussed a range of case studies of creative industry GPNs. The discussion focused on similarities and divergences from ‘normative’ production network research, and the particulars emerging insights from creative economy GPNs.

Next to Andy Pratt, Robert Kloosterman and Marianna d’Ovidio, also the CICERONE members Dominic Power, Thomas Boren and Lidia Greco participated in both sessions.

More information about the RGS-IBG Annual International Conference and its program can be found here.

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