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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Overview

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:
9780631233329
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/09/2005
Series:
Information Age Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
216
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Matthew A. Zook is Visiting Research Fellow at the Public Policy Instititute of California and Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky.

Table of Contents

List of Figures.

List of Tables.

List of Maps.

Series Editor's Preface.

Acknowledgments.

1 Uncovering the Geography of the Internet Industry.

2 Origins and Shape of the Internet.

3 Mapping the Internet Industry.

4 Economic Clusters, Knowledge Management and Venture Capital.

5 Connecting Venture Capital to the Geography of the Internet Industry.

6 Finance and the Brokering of Knowledge.

7 Foundation for the Dot-com Boom.

8 Panning for Digital Gold.

9 Dot-com Hangover?.

Bibliography.

Appendix A – Measuring The Internet Industry.

Appendix B – Interview Methodology and Geographic Definitions.

Notes.

References.

Index.

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