Joining the Dots – Understanding the value generation of Creative Networks

Marlen Komorowski, Sara Pepper, Justin Lewis

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Creative networks are a relatively recent, evolving phenomenon. To date there has been little interrogation of creative networks from either a policy or academic perspective. This research is designed to enable a better understanding of these networks and their role in supporting the creative industries. Our research suggests that the value contribution made by creative networks is extensive, providing a key central node for a range of stakeholders with an impact felt far beyond the local creative industries. Despite their contribution, creative networks face a number of key
challenges. These include a lack of resources (time and money) with most identifying
uncertainty of funding and workload as their main obstacles. Other challenges include a lack of external understanding of the role, value and status of creative networks in the wider ecosystem.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages30
Specialist publicationClwstwr / Creative Cardiff
PublisherCardiff University (JOMEC)
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2021


  • Creative networks
  • UK
  • creative industries
  • networks
  • quadruple helix
  • value network analysis


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