ISBN-10:
0674753402
ISBN-13:
9780674753402
Pub. Date:
03/01/1996
Publisher:
Harvard
Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128, With a New Preface by the Author / Edition 2

Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128, With a New Preface by the Author / Edition 2

by AnnaLee SaxenianAnnaLee Saxenian
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Overview

Why is it that in the '90s, business in California's Silicon Valley flourished, while along Route 128 in Massachusetts it declined? The answer, Annalee 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: 03/01/1996
Edition description: 2nd ed.
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.

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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