Social Culture and High-Tech Economic Development: The Technopolis Columns

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Innumerable communities around the world are trying to duplicate the Silicon Valley phenomenon, and for an excellent reason. Techno-regions have generated most of the new jobs in the past decade and this technology is driving economic development, however problems persist. This book highlights the potential pitfalls and suggest methods by which a sustainable, distinctive and prosperious technology-based regional economy can exist.

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Overview

Innumerable communities around the world are trying to duplicate the Silicon Valley phenomenon, and for an excellent reason. Techno-regions have generated most of the new jobs in the past decade and this technology is driving economic development, however problems persist. This book highlights the potential pitfalls and suggest methods by which a sustainable, distinctive and prosperious technology-based regional economy can exist.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781403999511
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 5/14/2006
  • Pages: 256
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : technology-based economic development and the initiatives that advance it 1
1 Toward a modern economics 15
2 Memoir on the history of the Austin software council 18
3 The Austin experience : behind the success factors 22
4 Toward an intellectual foundation for "shared prosperity" 28
5 The business school in a time of transition 49
6 Anointing "a city of light and wisdom" 61
7 Advantage Austin II 64
8 Portland looks at international benchmarks 69
9 The power of combination : three unpopular truths about civic entrepreneurship 75
10 Gaining on us and closing fast 80
11 Sometimes, Montana 84
12 Lack of investment puts Portland behind 87
13 Twelve hurdles to starting an executive MOT program : how and why to overcome them 91
14 Do we know how to play this game? : some thoughts on regional leadership 105
15 Bring back Oregon's common sense of purpose 118
16 Please, Portland, don't pearlize Joe's garage 120
17 Sustaining a technopolis initiative 125
18 WTO vs. WTA? : exploring the World Trade Organization's impact on technopolis 152
19 Why do universities transfer technology? 157
20 Universities and incubators 163
21 Does place matter? : quality of life and wandering alumni 186
22 Short takes 190
23 Technology is the engine of a new Russian revolution 203
24 Conclusion 205
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