Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 / Edition 2

Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 / Edition 2

by AnnaLee Saxenian
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0674753402

ISBN-13: 9780674753402

Pub. Date: 03/28/1996

Publisher: Harvard

Why is it that business in California's Silicon Valley flourished while along Route 128 in Massachusetts declined in the 90s? The answer, Saxenian suggests, has to do with the fact that despite similar histories and technologies, Silicon Valley developed a decentralized but cooperative industrial system while Route 128 came to be dominated by independent,

Overview

Why is it that business in California's Silicon Valley flourished while along Route 128 in Massachusetts declined in the 90s? The answer, Saxenian suggests, has to do with the fact that despite similar histories and technologies, Silicon Valley developed a decentralized but cooperative industrial system while Route 128 came to be dominated by independent, self-sufficient corporations. The result of more than one hundred interviews, this compelling analysis highlights the importance of local sources of competitive advantage in a volatile world economy.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674753402
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
03/28/1996
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
804,870
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Prologue

Introduction: Local Industrial Systems

1. Genesis: Universities, Military Spending, and Entrepreneurs

2. Silicon Valley: Competition and Community

3. Route 128: Independence and Hierarchy

4. Betting on a Product

5. Running with Technology

6. Inside Out: Blurring Firms' Boundaries

Conclusion: Protean Places

Notes

Historical Data

Definitions and Data Sources

Acknowledgments

Index

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