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Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions.

Author: Heike Mayer
Publisher: Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Pub., 2012.
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Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Mayer, Heike.
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Second Tier Regions.
Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing, ©2012
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Heike Mayer
ISBN: 9780857938695 085793869X
OCLC Number: 772844853
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Contents: Cover; Copyright; Contents; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction; 2. The evolution of high-technology regions; 3. Identifying emerging high-tech regions; 4. Portland: two anchor firms seed the Silicon Forest; 5. Boise: printers and semiconductors in the Treasure Valley; 6. Kansas City: growing a second tier life sciences region in the heartland; 7. Conclusion; Appendix; References; Index.

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Second tier high-tech regions are taking a different path than their well-known counterparts such as Silicon Valley or Route 128 around Boston. They may lack many prerequisites of growth such as a world-class research university or high levels of venture capital funding. Often, however, they can successfully leverage anchor firms and entrepreneurial spinoffs. This book explores the evolution of these regions in the United States. The author critically examines how they evolved as knowledge-based economies, how they leveraged entrepreneurship and innovation, and ultimately how they employed pub.

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