The Geography of the Internet Industry: Venture Capital, Dot-coms, and Local Knowledge / Edition 1

The Geography of the Internet Industry: Venture Capital, Dot-coms, and Local Knowledge / Edition 1

by Matthew Zook
     
 

This groundbreaking book analyses the geography of the commercial Internet industry during the dot-com boom. It presents the first accurate map of Internet domains in the world, by country, by region, by city, and for the United States, by neighborhood. Contrary to the predictions of some futurologists, the book demonstrates the extraordinary spatial concentration

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This groundbreaking book analyses the geography of the commercial Internet industry during the dot-com boom. It presents the first accurate map of Internet domains in the world, by country, by region, by city, and for the United States, by neighborhood. Contrary to the predictions of some futurologists, the book demonstrates the extraordinary spatial concentration of the industry and the continued relevance of geography to patterns of economic development in the twenty-first century.

Based on in-depth interviews and field work in two key areas – San Francisco Bay Area and New York City – Matthew Zook provides a lucid and theoretically-informed argument supported by appropriate evidence. His book will be of interest to all those concerned about inequalities arising or being perpetuated through unequal access to technology and the factors driving regional economic development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780631233312
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Series:
Information Age Series
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.24(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.83(d)

Table of Contents

1Uncovering the geography of the Internet industry1
2Origins and shape of the Internet10
3Mapping the Internet industry24
4Economic clusters, knowledge circulation, and venture capital40
5Connecting venture capital to the geography of the Internet industry59
6Finance and the brokering of knowledge77
7Foundation for the dot-com boom96
8Panning for digital gold111
9Dot-com hangover?133
App. AMeasuring the Internet industry156
App. BInterview methodology and geographic definitions163

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