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What is Mechanisms of Creativity

Handbook of Research on Creative Cities and Advanced Models for Knowledge-Based Urban Development
It is a mixture of hard and soft infrastructure that helps in building and forming a creative class and activating its role in society.
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The Creative Class and the Shift Towards the Knowledge Economy in Egypt: Exploratory Study
Hiba Muhammad Aboaleneen (Faculty of Arts, Ain Shams University, Egypt)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-4948-3.ch005
This chapter discusses the role of the creative class in the shift towards a knowledge economy in Egypt and aims to know whether the Egyptian society has an effective creative class capable of creating knowledge, disseminating it and employing it, and solving society's problems in line with the nature of the knowledge economy. This is done by spotlight on the changes in economic patterns and employment development in Egypt, revealing the emergence of a creative class that works as a driver to push the Egyptian economy to shift towards a knowledge economy, and illuminating the most important challenges that hinder its performance and effectiveness. The research follows a method of re-analysis, review literature, analysis of secondary data, and available statistics. The research came out with some recommendations which activate the performance of the creative class to shift towards a knowledge-based economy and global competition.
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