ERSA Annual Conference 2015
S_M. Talent, Human Capital & Creative Work
Dr. Roberta Comunian, King's College London, UK: firstname.lastname@example.org
Prof. Alessandra Faggian, The Ohio State University, USA: email@example.com
This special session focuses on the importance of talent and creative human capital in regional economies. It makes an important case for an interdisciplinary approach in studying the role that talent has acquired in the current economic and policy discourses. Building on the many controversial debates that followed the creative class theory (Florida, 2002), the session aims to explore the interconnections between theories and empirical data related to talent, human capital and creativity. It engages also with the broader literature on location and creative work to explore further the role of place in attracting and retaining talent for the creative economy, including issues of attraction, migration and brain-drain. The session tried to bring together papers from a range of disciplines, such as economics, regional studies, business studies and creative and cultural industries research.