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Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization$
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Ash Amin and Joanne Roberts

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780199545490

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.001.0001

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Knowledge‐Intensive Firms, Communities, and Creative Cities 1

Knowledge‐Intensive Firms, Communities, and Creative Cities 1

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(p.227) 9 Knowledge‐Intensive Firms, Communities, and Creative Cities1
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Community, Economic Creativity, and Organization
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Patrick Cohendet

Laurent Simon

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199545490.003.0010

This contribution focuses on the relationship between the urban milieu and high creativity firms, focusing on the videogames sector in Montreal. It reveals an organizational frame of a lack of large R&D departments and a lack of global networks of subsidiaries or partners through which firms access creative knowledge. None of these classical ways to enhance creativity is present. Instead, creativity relies on distributed and independent communities of knowing which generate, exploit, and develop a ‘creative slack’ as a source of growth for the firm. These communities find their source of inspiration and innovation in the fertile soil of a creative city.

Keywords:   project-led firms, communities of knowing, management of creation, absorptive capacity, creative city, creative slack

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