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Economic Dynamics and Sustainable Development – Resources, Factors, Structures and Policies

Proceedings ESPERA 2015 – Part 1 and Part 2

Edited By Luminita Chivu, Constantin Ciutacu, Valeriu Ioan-Franc and Jean-Vasile Andrei

The book is dedicated to the 150th anniversary of the Romanian Academy. It contains the most valuable 100 papers presented at the International Conference «Economic Scientific Research – Theoretical, Empirical and Practical Approaches» (ESPERA 2015). The event is initiated annually by the National Institute for Economic Research «Costin C. Kirițescu» of the Romanian Academy. ESPERA aim to present and evaluate the economic scientific research portfolio as well as to argue and substantiate development strategies, including European and global best practices. ESPERA intend to become a scientific support for the conceptualization and the establishment of policies and strategies and to provide a systematic, permanent, wide and challenging dialogue within the European area of economic and social research.

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A Qualitative Approach to Architecture as a Creative Industry (Marta-Christina Suciu / Mina Fanea-Ivanovici)

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Marta-Christina Suciu1 & Mina Fanea-Ivanovici2

A Qualitative Approach to Architecture as a Creative Industry

Abstract: This paper aims to achieve a qualitative analysis of the creative phenomenon at the microeconomic level through a semi-structured interview applied to creative workers in the field of architecture. From the experience of those countries that encouraged creative economy through dedicated policies, we find that it has an important contribution to the establishment of the gross domestic product. We investigated various elements, such as: the peculiarities of the activities carried in the creative industries, including the importance of creative multidisciplinary teamwork; the role of symbolic products in the creative act, and the way in which consumers understand the creative act and the creator’s status; the way in which consumers identify themselves by consuming goods and creative-cultural services.

Keywords: Creative economy, architecture, qualitative analysis, competitive sustainable advantage

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