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Hammer & silicon : the Soviet diaspora in the US innovation economy : immigration, innovation, institutions, imprinting, and identity

Author: Sheila M Puffer; Daniel J McCarthy; Daniel M Satinsky
Publisher: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book presents the story of one specific group of immigrants who were part of the global migration of talent attracted to the U.S. in the later decades of the twentieth century and early part of the twenty-first century after U.S. immigration reform. This talent pool helped fuel U.S. economic growth and world leadership in high technology. Presented in this book are immigrants from the Former Soviet Union who  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Puffer, Sheila M.
Hammer and Silicon
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press,c2018
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sheila M Puffer; Daniel J McCarthy; Daniel M Satinsky
ISBN: 9781108120302 110812030X
OCLC Number: 1039691059
Notes: Description based upon print version of record.
Description: 1 online resource (436 p.)
Contents: Introduction; 1. Theoretical foundations: institutions, imprinting, and identity; 2. Soviet political, economic, and social institutions: catalysts for migration; 3. Soviet educational institutions: capability for contribution; 4. Migration from the Former Soviet Union to the US: three waves 1972-2015; 5. Entrepreneurial spirit, creativity, and innovativeness: startups in the US; 6. Research, development, and applications in academic and industry settings; 7. Cultural adaptation: challenges and sources of support; 8. Workplace adaptation: developing soft skills; 9. Identity: a constellation of influences; 10. Conclusion: the impact of institutions, identity, and imprinting on the immigration and innovation process.
Responsibility: Sheila M. Puffer, Daniel J. McCarthy, Daniel M. Satinsky.

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The untold story, in their own words, of the contributions of Soviet and post-Soviet immigrants to the US innovation economy, revealed through in-depth interviews and analysis. It will appeal to  Read more...

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