Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 3, No 4 (2011)

Creative Industries: Classification Systems and Models in the Context of a Creative Economy of the 21st Century

Rasa Levickaitė


The article discusses a concept of creative industries, looks at its definition varying in different countries and presents a phenomenon of a creative economy. In the context of the creative economy of the 21st century, the paper deals with classification systems and models of creative industries. Theoretical principals are based on the UNCTAD analysis of the creative economy. Creative industries are based on the production cycles of creative content that applies to creativity and intellectual property which is knowledge based activities covering both tangible products and an intangible creation of intellectual or creative services. According to the UNCTAD classification system, four groups of creative industries, including heritage, arts, media, and functional production can be distinguished and subdivided into subgroups. Research on worldwide creative industries refers to four models: UK DCMS model, symbolic text model, concentric circle model and WIPO copyright model. While appealing to the above mentioned models, classification systems with the output of complex interdisciplinary research might be designed.

Article in Lithuanian

Article in: Lithuanian

Article published: 2011-07-19

Keyword(s): creative industries, creative economy, classification systems, models of creative industries

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2011.065

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Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis ISSN 2029-2341, eISSN 2029-2252
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