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Understanding Silicon Valley : the anatomy of an entrepreneurial region

Author: Martin Kenney
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Univ. Press, 2003.
Series: Stanford business books
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This collection of nine chapters by contributors from varied disciplines including business, geography, history, regional planning, and sociology examines the history, development, and  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Kenney
ISBN: 0804737339 9780804737333 0804737347 9780804737340
OCLC Number: 767941815
Description: XVI, 285 S. : Kt.
Contents: Foreword John Seely-Brown; 1. Introduction Martin Kenney; Part I. History: 2. How Silicon Valley came to be Timothy J. Sturgeon; 3. The biggest 'angel' of them all: the military and the making of Silicon Valley Stuart W. Leslie; Part II. Institutions: 4. Dealmakers and counselors: law firms as intermediaries in the development of Silicon Valley Mark C. Suchman; 5. Venture capital in Silicon Valley: fueling new film formation Martin Kenney and Richard Florida; 6. High-technology agglomeration and the labor market: the case of Silicon Valley David P. Angel; 7. The origins and dynamics of production networks in Silicon Valley Annalee Saxenian; 8. Flexible recycling and high-technology entrepreneurship Homa Bahrami and Stuart Evans; 9. Social capital gains: an examination of social capital in Silicon Valley Stephen S. Cohen and Gary Fields; 10. Institutions and economies: creating Silicon Valley Martin Kenney and Urs Von Burg; Notes; References; Index.
Series Title: Stanford business books
Responsibility: ed. by Martin Kenney.

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"This is an impressive and useful collection of essays, and certainly one of the best academic treatments of the evolution of Silicon Valley." -- <I>Enterprise & Society Read more...

 
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