...the Babylonean Confusion in Creative Industries
Studying creative industries is constantly accompagnied by efforts to define the boundaries of this sector. Most definition are driven by the available data and the research interests of involved people and do neither attempt to define the sector in a stringent way nor to develop definitions that can be used in across countries and aggregation levels. There are of course some exeptions.
In stark contrast, a few key words like design, music and film are sufficient to create a common understanding of this sector in public discussions and talks. Most people seem to be topical experts or at least interested in this matter. Discussion start and flourish without any necessity to define the matter in more detail.