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Entrepreneurs in High Technology: Lessons from MIT and Beyond

Edward B. Roberts


This is a book about the formation, development, and success or failure of new high technology companies, focusing on those that grew under the auspices of entrepreneurs from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston at the end of World War Two. Trained in high-technology in MIT's labs and academic departments or in the local industrial marvel that became known as the “Route 128 phenomenon”, these entrepreneurs took their technical and innate skills with them to found their own new companies. The book is based on extensive empirical research on these firms conducted over a period o ... More

Keywords: high technology, entrepreneurs, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, empirical research, technology, development, Boston

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1991 Print ISBN-13: 9780195067040
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195067040.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Edward B. Roberts, author