Alan Freeman


The geography of the UK's creative and high-tech economies

In our 2013 study, A Dynamic Mapping of the UK’s Creative Industries, we noted that concepts like the ‘creative industries’ and ‘creative economy’ – indeed ‘creativity’ itself – although widely used by policymakers, lacked sufficiently clear and rigorous definitions. The report aimed to address this...

State of uncertainty: Innovation policy through experimentation

This paper proposes a new model for innovation policy that clearly distinguishes it from industrial policy. The authors challenge the idea, implicit in much existing practice, that governments operate levers that affect innovation in predictable ways, and argue that innovation policy should instead be conceived...

Not rocket science: a roadmap for arts and cultural research and development

The Australian arts should be funded to carry out research and to innovate in exactly the same ways as the technological sciences. This will enable them to deliver even greater value to the public, innovate more, collaborate more widely and engage more deeply with business...