ISBE 2016: Day Two
Friday 28th October 2016
Novotel Paris Central Tour Eiffel
Creative Industries Entrepreneurship Research Methods Workshop
Dr Charlotte Carey, Birmingham City University & Dr Stefania Romano, De Montfort University
Venue: Notre Dame
As one of the largest growth sectors in the UK economy, the Creative Industries, which encompasses film; software design; fine art; designer fashion, theatre and the performing arts; advertising; architecture and design; publishing; broadcast media and recorded music (DCMS, 2001), has grown in interest amongst the entrepreneurship research community (Henry, 2001; Rae, 2004: Carey and Naudin, 2006; Penaluna and Penaluna, 2009; Carey and Matlay, 2010, Carey, 2015). In addition, policy makers have monitored the evolution of the creative industries due to their powerful contribution to job creation, local development and engine for growth (DCMS, 2001; DCMS, 2010; DCMS 2015; DCMS 2016). The sector is characterised by its entrepreneurial attributes, high levels of self-employment, micro-businesses, portfolio careers and arguably is built on and is the original ‘gig economy’.
The workshop was borne out of discussions from ISBE 2015 where it was observed that there were some notable patterns in terms of approach. Use of narrative, storytelling and career histories feature along with researchers often able to offer insider perspective.
This workshop seeks to explore the research methods used when studying this sector; the personal motivations of the researchers, the challenges in using innovative research methods and how to overcome them. The objective is to understand better this emerging field of research and what it has to offer the field of entrepreneurship studies more broadly. This session is open to all but may be of particular interest to those looking to explore research methods when studying entrepreneurial phenomena more generally, sector-specific studies of entrepreneurship and of course creative industries entrepreneurship.