Game Changer or Game Loser?

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Game Changer or Game Loser?

Show simple item record Djekic, Dusko 2014-04-07T08:56:32Z 2014-04-07T08:56:32Z 2014-04-07
dc.description.abstract The Danish videogame developers are innovative and full of strong ideas and have established themselves in Denmark, Europe and even internationally. Though the growth potential is high the Danish government has chosen to focus its attention on other creative industries. When stripped down to the essence this strategy is based upon the idea of economic development. The cultural and creative industries have over the past decade shown positive figures when it comes to job creation and growth not only in Denmark but across the world. This development has increasingly led to culture being used strategically by governments to boost the economy, which has resulted in a wide discourse about cultural policies and incentives for cultural production as well as the economization of culture and the culturalisation of the economy. This thesis aims at examining what value videogames have and how this value might determine the nature of cultural policy? In addition, i-t seeks to understand how this value might change the ideological basis for state cultural support and what makes videogames a strategic creative industry investment? The objective of the thesis is to give an understanding of the nature of videogame development in Denmark by following the main resource, the talent, and by uncovering the contemporary cultural policy logic. The qualitative research is carried out through an evaluative case study of the Danish videogame industry. The research of this thesis finds that videogamers possess intrinsic, economic and societal value which translates into innovation, which is believed to be a key to economic growth and prosperity and an important rationale behind contemporary cultural policy. For cultural support this could mean a justification based on value and not market failure. Videogames have shown all the traits desired in the innovation model and thus present a strategic investment opportunity. As Wesley and Barczak (2010) argue, leaps in innovation often come from outsiders, both outside organization and outside industry. Talent, both local and imported, leads innovation through interdisciplinary work and across sectors. In encouraging knowledge sharing the city plays a vital role as creative hub promoting values and environment the creative class desire. In all of these aspects the government has a role to play from education and business opportunities to city planning. If Video games developers (VGD) especially Danish independent developers (Indies), can prove their innovation capabilities then this will make them more attractive in the eyes of policy makers. en_US
dc.format.extent 80 s. en_US
dc.language eng en_US
dc.subject.other Kandidatafhandlinger en_US
dc.title Game Changer or Game Loser? en_US
dc.type mop en_US
dc.contributor.corporation Copenhagen Business School. CBS en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Department of Management, Politics and Philosophy. MPP en_US
dc.contributor.corporationshort Institut for Ledelse, Politik og Filosofi. LPF en_US
dc.contributor.department Master of Social Sciences / MSocSc en_US
dc.contributor.departmentshort 27 en_US
dc.description.notes Cand.soc.cbp. Creative Business Processes en_US
dc.publisher.year 2013 en_US Frederiksberg en_US
dc.title.subtitle An Evaluation Study of the Danish Videogame Industry en_US

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