Seeking Talent for Creative Cities : The Social Dynamics of Innovation Paperback / softback
Edited by Jill Grant
Part of the Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-regions series
With the growth of knowledge-based economies, cities across the globe must compete to attract and retain the most talented workers.
Seeking Talent for Creative Cities offers a comprehensive and insightful analysis of the diverse, dynamic factors that affect cities' ability to achieve this goal. Based on a comparative national study of 16 Canadian cities, this volume systematically evaluates the concerns facing workers operating in a range of creative endeavours.
It draws on interviews, surveys, and census data collected over a six-year research program conducted by experts in business, public policy, urban studies, and communications studies to identify the characteristics and features of particular city-regions that influence these workers' mobility and satisfaction.
Seeking Talent for Creative Cities represents a rigorously empirical test of popular wisdom on the true relationship between urban development and economic competitiveness.
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 288 pages, 16 tables, 10 figures
- Publisher: University of Toronto Press
- Publication Date: 23/01/2014
- Category: Urban communities
- ISBN: 9781442615441