Course code Ekon2112

Credit points 2

Creative Economy

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures8

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes24

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation18.09.2019

Responsible UnitInstitute of Economics and Regional Development

Course developer

author Ekonomikas un reģionālās attīstības institūts

Sandija Zēverte-Rivža

Dr. oec.

Course abstract

Students get theoretical knowledge about Creative economy and practical skills in implementation of creative and innovative ideas in the traditional entrepreneurship. During the course students learn how to interest and convince about their ideas and how to find new and perspective economic routes. During the course role models, panel discussions and case studies will be used.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

In the study course students acquire knowledge about economic development tendencies, creative industries, concept of creativity and innovation. Study course gives an understanding about the role of creativity in the practical entrepreneurship, significance of intellectual property protection and technology and knowledge transfer, skills to find new and perspective economic sectors. Ability to use decision-making methods, as well as to integrate and use theoretical knowledge in new (innovative) product creation, development and protection both in traditional and creative sectors. Finishing the study course will provide students with following competence – understanding of creative economy and the topicalities of the world’s economical development. Skill to show positive motivation and a creative approach in decision making and ability to create innovative solutions (products, services, processes) and present them convincingly.

Compulsory reading

1. United Nations. Creative Economy. Geneva, 2008. Pieejams: http://www.unctad.org/en/docs/ditc20082cer_en.pdf
2. Edeirs Dž. Radošas domāšanas māksla. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2008. 119 lpp. Ir LLU FB 5 eks.
3. Inovatīva domāšana. Harvard Business Review on Breakthrough Thinking. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2007. 203 lpp.
4. Grīns E. Radošas sabiedriskās attiecības. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests, 2008. 269 lpp.

Further reading

1. Inovatīvās darbības pamatelementi. Rokasgrāmata maziem un vidējiem uzņēmumiem. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija Tipogrāfija Pērse, 2005. 248 lpp.
2. Komercdarbības konkurētspējas un inovācijas veicināšanas programma 2007. - 2013. gadam. Rīga: LR Ekonomikas ministrija, 2007. Pieejams: www.em.gov.lv/em/images/modules/.../item_file_17546_emprog.doc
3. Cāne R. Radošums kā mūsdienu ekonomikas attīstības priekšnoteikums[tiešsaiste] [skatīts 09.11.2011.]. Pieejams: http://www.turiba.lv/darba_tirgus_2008/pages/Cane_lv.html

Periodicals and other sources

1. Radošās ekonomikas institūta tīklžurnāls: http://rekonomika.wordpress.com/
2. Kapitāls: žurnāls lietišķiem cilvēkiem: krāsains biznesa un ekonomikas žurnāls. Rīga: Lietišķās informācijas dienests. ISSN 1407-2505.
3. Radošās ekonomikas tīklžurnāls vācu valodā http://www.creamagazine.at/