17. Governance of Creative Industries

the Role of Social and Professional Networks

  1. Sako Musterd3 and
  2. Zoltán Kovács4
  1. Anne von Streit1 and
  2. Bastian Lange2

Published Online: 5 MAR 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch17

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities

How to Cite

von Streit, A. and Lange, B. (2013) Governance of Creative Industries, in Place-making and Policies for Competitive Cities (eds S. Musterd and Z. Kovács), John Wiley & Sons, Oxford. doi: 10.1002/9781118554579.ch17

Editor Information

  1. 3

    Centre for Urban Studies, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

  2. 4

    Institute of Geography, Hungarian Academy of Sciences, Budapest, Hungary

Author Information

  1. 1

    Department of Geography, University of Munich (LMU), Germany

  2. 2

    Georg-Simmel-Centre for Metropolitan Research, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 5 MAR 2013
  2. Published Print: 28 MAY 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470675038

Online ISBN: 9781118554579



  • urban governance;
  • steering creative industries;
  • professional networks;
  • conceptual framework


Because personal networks can be crucial factors in the decision to settle in one place and not in another, policies have to be developed that target very specific activities or social groups that are important for a given place. These policies may be more effective than general sector-oriented policies. It is the aim of this chapter to identify suitable instruments to support especially the smaller units of the creative industries and take into account the special characteristics of these branches and the importance of networks and network formations in the creative industries.