Social Capital and Business Development in High-Technology Clusters: An Analysis of Contemporary U.S. Agglomerations / Edition 1

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Overview

The economics of regional clusters, where business formation, technological innovation, and the emergence of a highly-skilled labor force converge, has become a popular topic among academic researchers, entrepreneurs and investors, and policymakers alike. This book applies a variety of tools and models to analyze, in depth, the formation and growth of high-tech clusters, first by exploring the institutional forces that promote the failure or success of such agglomerations, and then by focusing on the dynamics of the labor force, including knowledge and skill transfer, job creation, and hiring practices. Considering the influence of such factors as geographical proximity, inter-firm networks, and ethnic and cultural features, the authors present a rigorous, empirical approach to the development of human and social capital in high-tech environments, with implications for business creation, organizational management, and institutional policymaking.
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“To provide an operational definition early on, to help guide the reader … . book is a quick read, and is generally accessible to scholars and students with an intermediate background in econometrics or applied statistics. … greatest interest to regional scientists, economists, and economic geographers who are already familiar with contemporary research on knowledge spillovers and network externalities and want to keep up with new empirical results.” (Henry Renski, Journal of Regional Science, Vol. 50 (2), 2010)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780387719108
  • Publisher: Springer New York
  • Publication date: 8/28/2008
  • Series: International Studies in Entrepreneurship Series , #18
  • Edition description: 2008
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 111
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

1 How High-Tech Industries Benefit from the Economies of Agglomeration Neslihan Aydogan Aydogan, Neslihan 1

2 Tacit Knowledge Transfer, Geographical Proximity, and Inter-Firm Contracts: The Silicon Valley Case Neslihan Aydogan Aydogan, Neslihan 15

3 Reciprocity, Proximity and Performance of Research Consortia Neslihan Aydogan Aydogan, Neslihan Thomas P. Lyon Lyon, Thomas P. 39

4 Citizenship, Social Capital, and Spatial Assimilation of Highly Skilled Labor and Location Choice Yiu Par Chen Chen, Yiu Par 45

5 Ethnic and Technical Clustering: Native-Born Americans Versus Foreign S&E Graduates Yiu Par Chen Chen, Yiu Par 73

Conclusion Neslihan Aydogan Aydogan, Neslihan 105

Index 107

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