Is It Really Tolerance? Expanding the Knowledge About Diversity for the Creative Class
2014 (English)In: Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie, ISSN 0040-747X, E-ISSN 1467-9663, Vol. 105, no 1, 46-63 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Among current theories on regional development the creative capital has received major attention. Several assessments of the theory have shown that tolerance and creativity cannot be ignored. However, as the focus in these assessments mainly has been to replicate the results of Richard Florida, they have put less emphasis on the issues the tolerance measures pose. This paper argues that tolerance has only been measured by diverse population and that this is insufficient. To solve this issue a variety of tolerance measures are introduced and underlying effects of other variables are tested for. Surprisingly, the only measure significant in the model is the bohemian measure. On the one hand, this renders support for the creative capital theory and suggests that attracting bohemian employees can gain economic growth. On the other hand, it problematises the tolerance concept and indicates that tolerance is hard to grasp and add to economic models.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 105, no 1, 46-63 p.
Regional development, creative class, tolerance, diversity, Sweden, regression
Economics and Business Human Geography
Research subject Human Geography
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-99640DOI: 10.1111/tesg.12044ISI: 000330777200003OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-99640DiVA: diva2:687715
AuthorCount: 1:2014-01-152014-01-152014-04-30Bibliographically approved