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Creating Silicon Valley in Europe
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Creating Silicon Valley in Europe: Public Policy Towards New Technology Industries

Steven Casper

Abstract

Through the 1990s and early 2000s, a strength of the United States economy has been its ability to foster large numbers of small innovative technology companies, a few of which have grown to dominate new industries, such as Microsoft, Genentech, or Google. US technology clusters such as Silicon Valley have become engines of innovation and wealth creation, and the envy of governments around the world. This book examines trajectories by which new technology industries emerge and become sustainable across different types of economies. Governments around the world have poured vast sums of money in ... More

Keywords: varieties of capitalism, innovation, biotechnology, software, technology policy, Europe, Germany, UK, technology clusters

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269525
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269525.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Casper, author
Assistant Professor, Keck Graduate Institute of Applied Life Sciences
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