Examining the Role of Creative Industry Sectors in National Economic Structural Changes of Japan
11 Pages Posted: 15 Nov 2012
Date Written: November 3, 2012
Creative industry gives crucial influences to societies, including economic activity of societies. Since creative industry has influence in economic activity of societies, it will give impact to economic activity of the country. The purpose of this study is to examine, from macroscopic view, the role of creative industry sectors to economic activity in Japan as one of developed country in the world. The term of economic activity used refers to national economic structural changes. This study focused on the period between 1995 and 2005 and was conducted based on the Input – Output tables to deal with the above structural changes explicitly. This study employs the structure changes analysis of input – output tables, known as the decomposition analysis. The results showed that, from macroscopic view, creative industry sectors have significance role to Japan’s national economic structural changes on the period between 1995 and 2000 while opposite phenomenon appeared on the period between 2000 and 2005. Analysis of decomposition factors showed that activity of consumption expenditure of government was the most attractive activity on the period between 1995 and 2000 while from 2000 through 2005 it changed to export activity.
Keywords: creative industry, national economic structural changes, decomposition analysis, Japan
JEL Classification: H19, H59, O53
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