Handbooks of Research on International Political Economy series
Edited by Kees van der Pijl
Chapter 20: Twilight of the machinocrats: creative industries, design and the future of human labour
On 13 January 2014, after extensive consultation, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) released new data for employment and output in the UK’s creative industries (DCMS 2014). These data refined a statistical series first published in 2000 (DCMS 1998; 2001), drawing on an extensive legacy (Deroin 2011) to make DCMS the custodian of a de facto world standard. The ‘intensity’ approach underlying its revisions (Vaizey 2013) was the fruit of a ten-year collaboration between three leading research centres (Bakhshi et al. 2013a), providing the most authoritative indicators yet available for this new economic sector.
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