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The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Sharon Zukin


The Innovation Complex shows how the new urban economy is being shaped by digital technology businesses and organizations, city government, and a tech-financial meritocracy. Looking closely at “innovation” in New York from the city’s fall in the dot-com crash of 2000 to its emergence as the second-largest startup ecosystem of the 2010s, the book examines the emergence of new organizational, geographical, and discursive spaces that literally root digital production in place, molding a tech-competent workforce, public-private-nonprofit partnerships, and a hegemonic, entrepreneurial culture. The ... More

Keywords: urban economy, digital economy, digital technology, startup, tech ecosystem, big tech, urban economic development, venture capital, growth machine

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780190083830
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190083830.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Zukin, author
Professor of Sociology, CUNY Graduate Center