Preface; List of contributors; 1. Introduction Timothy Bresnahan and Alfonso Gambardella; 2. Learning the Silicon Valley way Gordon Moore and Kevin Davis; 3. Israel's Silicon Wadi: the forces behind cluster formation Catherine de Fontenay and Erran Carmel; 4. In the footsteps of Silicon Valley? Indian and Irish software in the international division of labor Ashish Arora, Alfonso Gambardella and Salvatore Torrisi; 5. Agglomeration and growth: a study of the Cambridge hi-tech cluster Suma Athreye; 6. Clusters, competition, and 'global players' in ICT markets: the case of Scandinavia John E. Richards; 7. Taiwan's Hsinchu region: imitator and partner for Silicon Valley AnnaLee Saxenian; 8. The role of government in regional technology development: the effects of public venture capital and science parks Scott Wallsten; 9. Imitating Silicon Valley: regional comparisons of innovation activity based on venture capital flows Michael Horvath; 10. Old economy inputs for new-economy outcomes: what have we learned? Timothy Bresnahan and Alfonso Gambardella; Index.
Examines how clusters of industrial and technological innovation such as Silicon Valley get started.
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