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Innovation in Real Places: Strategies for Prosperity in an Unforgiving World

Dan Breznitz


Across the world, cities and regions have wasted trillions of dollars blindly copying the Silicon Valley model of growth creation. We have lived with this system for decades, and the result is clear: a small number of regions and cities are at the top of the high-tech industry, but many more are fighting a losing battle to retain economic dynamism. But, as this books details, there are other models for innovation-based growth that don’t rely on a flourishing high-tech industry. Breznitz argues that the purveyors of the dominant ideas on innovation have a feeble understanding of the big picture ... More

Keywords: innovation, economic growth, globalization, local economic growth, distribution, prosperity, public policy, strategy, global production

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9780197508114
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2021 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197508114.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Dan Breznitz, author
Chair of Innovation Studies, University of Toronto