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Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Pontus Braunerhjelm and Maryann P. Feldman


This book examines the origins and emergence of technology-based industrial clusters — regional concentrations of related firms and organizations — in order to understand the forces that promoted economic development. Many places attempt to emulate the world's most famous industrial cluster Silicon Valley, with its rich institutional landscape of engaged and leveraged research universities, high-flying local venture capitalists, world class supporting business and legal consultants, and rich collaborative networks. While mature clusters may look similar, what really matters is the process by w ... More

Keywords: Silicon Valley, economic development, high-technology, entrepreneurship, policy, entrepreneurs, agglomeration economies

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Print publication date: 2006 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207183
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Pontus Braunerhjelm, editor
Leif Lundblad's Chair in International Buisiness and Entrepreneurship, The Royal Institute of Tecchnology, Sweden

Maryann P. Feldman, editor
Jeffrey Skoll Chaired Professor in Technical Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto

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1 The Genesis of Industrial Clusters

Maryann Feldman, and Pontus Braunerhjelm

Part I Creation Myths Revisited

Part II Considering the Developing Cluster Context

Part III Crafting Cluster and Economic Development Policy

End Matter