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The Flight of the Creative Class: The New Global Competition for Talent

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Research-driven and clearly written, bestselling economist Richard Florida addresses the growing alarm about the exodus of high-value jobs from the USA.

Today's most valued workers are what economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class. In his bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class, Florida identified these variously skilled individuals as the source of economic revitalisation in US cities. In that book, he shows that investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance (most often marked by the presence of a large gay community) are the key ingredients to attracting and maintaining a local creative class.

In The Flight of the Creative Class, Florida expands his research to cover the global competition to attract the Creative Class. The USA once led the world in terms of creative capital. Since 2002, factors like the Bush administration's emphasis on smokestack industries, heightened security concerns after 9/11 and the growing cultural divide between conservatives and liberals have put the US at a large disadvantage. With numerous small countries, such as Ireland, New Zealand and Finland, now tapping into the enormous economic value of this class - and doing all in their power to attract these workers and build a robust economy driven by creative capital - how much further behind will USA fall?

Synopsis:

The best-selling economist author of The Rise of the Creative Class addresses current trends in high-value jobs leaving the U.S., demonstrating why investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance are vital to attracting and maintaining a valuable, competitive workforce. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.

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The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to make–up artists, software programmers to steady–cam operators who are in constant demand around the world. Florida's bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class identified these workers as the source of economic revitalization in American cities. In that book, he shows that investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance (most–often marked by the presence of a large gay community) are the key ingredients to attracting and maintaining a local creative class. In The Flight of the Creative Class, Florida expands his research to cover the global competition to attract the Creative Class. The United States was, up until 2002, the unparalleled leader in creative capital. But several key events––the Bush administrations emphasis on smokestack industries, heightened security concerns after 9/11 and the growing cultural divide between conservatives and liberals––have put the US at a substantial dis–advantage.

Table of Contents

Preface — The world is spiky — The flight of the creatice class — The creative age — Creativity matters — The open society — The global competition for talent — The closing of America? — The new competitors — Regions on the rise — Losing our way — Creative class war — Divided we fall — Building a creative society.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780061993466
Subtitle:
The New Global Competition for Talent
Publisher:
Collins
Author:
Florida, Richard
Author:
Richard Florida
Subject:
Business & Economics : General
Subject:
Economics - General
Subject:
Knowledge Capital
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
General Business & Economics
Subject:
Business - General
Subject:
Business management
Subject:
Economics-US Economy
Subject:
Sociology-Urban Studies
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
20070220
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
326

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"Synopsis" by , The best-selling economist author of The Rise of the Creative Class addresses current trends in high-value jobs leaving the U.S., demonstrating why investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance are vital to attracting and maintaining a valuable, competitive workforce. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
"Synopsis" by , The most valued workers today are what the economist Richard Florida calls the Creative Class, skilled individuals ranging from money managers to make–up artists, software programmers to steady–cam operators who are in constant demand around the world. Florida's bestselling The Rise of the Creative Class identified these workers as the source of economic revitalization in American cities. In that book, he shows that investment in technology and a civic culture of tolerance (most–often marked by the presence of a large gay community) are the key ingredients to attracting and maintaining a local creative class. In The Flight of the Creative Class, Florida expands his research to cover the global competition to attract the Creative Class. The United States was, up until 2002, the unparalleled leader in creative capital. But several key events––the Bush administrations emphasis on smokestack industries, heightened security concerns after 9/11 and the growing cultural divide between conservatives and liberals––have put the US at a substantial dis–advantage.
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