The Economic Footprint of Artist-Enterprise

  • Xavier Greffe
Part of the Creativity, Heritage and the City book series (CHC, volume 1)


What is the size of the economic footprint of artist-enterprises in terms of products and employment? There have been numerous efforts during recent years to measure it and very few countries and international organizations have been able to avoid this challenge. The estimates, however, are quite complex for at least various reasons. Even when they were based on the desire to explain and understand these challenges, they came up against methodological difficulties. As far as they are concerned, these activities are often non-commercial and public bodies often control prices so that consuers can have easy access to them.


Cultural Activity Cultural Product Creative Industry Cultural Industry World Intellectual Property Organization 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Xavier Greffe
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  1. 1.University Paris I Panthéon-SorbonneParisFrance

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