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Call for Special Issue 2017: Creative Industries Policy

IJCCI Editors
IJCCI volume 4, issue 1, November 2016

Creative Industries Policy in Asia: Innovating within Constraints


Creative Industries (CI) in Asia are growing exponentially. Their rise has historically been from an environment beset with cultural, financial, legal and technical constraints. In order to side-step the many challenges, present in their respective home countries, CIs have had to innovate and they have done so with good success. As a result, CIs throughout Asia have not only increased their output in recent years but are also being consumed by a population with higher levels of disposable income. Given these developments in the arts, governments in the region have come to realize the financial potential of this industry and have moved to harness the creative economy for their broader agenda of growth. CIs are, at the dawn of the 21st century, undergoing considerable change as a result of increased digital technologies, the economic crisis of the past several years, and considerable changes in the regulatory framework. Support to CIs has, likewise, evolved rapidly, witnessing core changes in intellectual property law, increased support through state aid, and a greater recognition of their potential contribution to the economy. However challenges remain. These range from the legal and policy dimensions that cover areas of copyright and piracy; freedom of expression and censorship; technology and knowledge transfer; and government funding for the arts to private investment and social accountability.

This special issue seeks to bring together papers from researchers who are examining emerging policies surrounding CIs in Asia. The aim is to identify key policies trends and their impact on CIs in Asia.

A preliminary one-page 300-word abstract of the paper (with 3-5 key words) should be submitted to the guest editors of the special issue by 1 October 2016:


Dr. James GOMEZ
Professor, Associate Dean, International Affairs, School of Communication Arts, Bangkok University

Dr. Pablo Ramirez
Research Coordinator, International Affairs, School of Communication Arts, Bangkok University


Important Dates:

Abstract due: 15 December 2016
Full papers due: 1 February 2017
Date of publication: July 2017