Creativity and Intangibles in the Public Sector: Sources and Socio-Economic Importance In Slovakia and Slovenia
International Public Administration Review, Vol. XI, No. 3–4/2013
20 Pages Posted: 7 Mar 2015
Date Written: September 3, 2013
Development of creative and cultural sector, which is based on internal resources of the territory, can ensure competitive advantage; and several factors of competitive advantage based on resources can be defined. Those factors are human capital, tangible and intangible potential as well as financial resources. The purpose of this paper is to elaborate on the importance of creativity as competitive advantage factor and to assess unique resources (tangible, intangible potential, human capital, financial resources) potentially leading to innovation in two EU member states, Slovenia and Slovakia. The paper presents the case study analysis and comparison of current and potential future situation in creative and cultural industries in Slovakia and Slovenia. The results of the study suggest that the foundations for the development of the creative and culture sectors are quite different in those two countries, and Slovenia tends to exhibit stronger current and potential future position in those industries compared to Slovakia.
Keywords: Creativity, intangibles, competitiveness, Slovenia, Slovakia
JEL Classification: O 30
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