Growth and transformation in Vienna´s creative industries

  • Tanja Sinozic (Contributor)
  • Tödtling, F. (Contributor)
  • Alexander Auer (Contributor)

Activity: Talk or presentationScience to science


The variation of cluster growth over time and factors characterising cluster evolution has in recent years attracted much scholarly attention. Recent theoretical contributions have suggested a dynamic co-shaping of spatial attributes of clusters which vary in their importance for cluster emergence, growth and decline. Although cultural and creative industries have been around for many decades, large parts of creative industries have been emerging and growing more recently. Using the main theoretical approaches to cluster evolution and change as a conceptual background, this paper examines the transformation of Vienna´s creative industries since 1910 and more detailed in the period 2000 to 2011.
Vienna has the highest concentration of creative industries in Austria. In recent years these sectors have exhibited growth and diversification in Austria´s main metropolitan city as well as in Austria nationally. This paper uses primary data from interviews and secondary data from the central national database on registered wage earners, and the national creative industries survey (carried out bi-annually since the early 2000s) to analyse changes in growth rates and size distribution of firms in the creative industries sub-sectors. We also investigate their R&D and innovation activities, export shares, growth phase, and development barriers comparing the data on the Vienna region to Austria nationally.
Period6 May 20138 May 2013
Event titleRegional Studies Association Conference
Event typeUnknown
Degree of RecognitionInternational

Austrian Classification of Fields of Science and Technology (ÖFOS)

  • 502039 Structural policy
  • 507026 Economic geography
  • 507
  • 507023 Location development