A new report by the United Nations Commission on Trade, Aid and Development has come out called Creative Economy 2008. It provides the useful compendium yet of both thinking around this topic and statistical evidence from countries throughout the world. It also points to the next stage in the debate around creative industries, which is its implications for developing countries.
I am Professor of Media and Communication in the Creative Industries Faculty at the Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Australia.
I am the author of New Media: An Introduction, the third edition of which has just been published by Oxford University Press.
I am also the author of Understanding Global Media, published by Palgrave in 2007.