The role of "Special Economic Zones " (SEZ) of the ICT industry for the development of the creative industry in Kazakhstan

Akan Nurbatsin - PhD student, Finance and Accounting Department, University of International Business. Almaty, Kazakhstan., Patrizia Gazzola - Associate Professor, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy


Nowadays, the creative industry in Kazakhstan is a young direction of the economy. The government supports this industry with tax benefits, the provision of infrastructure, as well as the creation of Special Economic Zones (SEZ) in large megacities of the country like Nur-Sultan (Astana) and Almaty. "Astana Hub” and the park of innovative technologies “Alatau" are the main centers of development of the organization of the ICT industry as cluster formations. In this paper, an overview study was conducted to determine the role of these SEZs for the development of the creative industry in Kazakhstan. Firstly, the concept of the creative industry was considered, then a literary review of the creative industry and special economic zones was conducted, and thirdly, a review was made on special economic zones that contribute to the development of the creative industry in Kazakhstan


ICT sector, creative industry, special economic zones, Kazakhstan

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