Pathways to High-Tech Valleys and Research Triangles: Innovative Entrepreneurship, Knowledge Transfer and Cluster Formation in Europe and the United States

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Willem Hulsink, J. J. M. Dons
Springer Science & Business Media, May 23, 2008 - Science - 312 pages
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About the book The contents of most of the chapters included in this volume were originally presented and discussed during the academic workshop ‘High-tech Valleys and Research Triangles in the East of the Netherlands and elsewhere’, held on 30 November and 1 December 2005 at the Wageningen International Congress Centre (WICC) in the Netherlands. At that time we had an informal agreement with Rob Bogers, series editor of the Wageningen UR Frontis book series that, if the quality and quantity of the talks and papers at the seminar would be sufficient and if there was willingness among the (potential) authors, an edited book volume based upon the results of the workshop would be a possibility. After the workshop, when we had a critical mass of ten chapters and a dedicated group of committed authors, the book project was given the green light. As editors we realized that there were still a couple of topics and themes missing, and when we had found colleagues for these four additional chapters that needed to be written, our Frontis book was on the roll! Although most of the time it was great fun, the whole process of writing, reviewing, rewriting, editing and proofreading took a lot of time; much more time than we originally had foreseen. We would like to thank all authors of the fourteen chapters of this book for their excellent contributions.
 

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Contents

VENTURING AND CLUSTERING IN AGRIFOOD AND HIGHTECHNOLOGY HOT SPOTS An introduction
1
HIGHTECH CLUSTERS IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE
25
NORTH CAROLINAS RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK Overview history success factors and lessons learned
27
CLUSTERING IN ICT From Route 128 to Silicon Valley from DEC to Google from hardware to content
53
A HOTBED FOR ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND INNOVATION Looking for success factors in Israels HighTech Clusters
79
CREATING THE DYNAMIC TECHNOLOGY REGION The knowledge pearl Leuven Flanders
99
THE IMPORTANCE OF INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER
117
INNOVATION AND KNOWLEDGE TRANSFER IN THE DUTCH HORTICULTURAL SYSTEM
119
AGRIFOOD CLUSTERS AND COMMUNITIES IN EUROPE
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STRUCTURAL CHANGES AND THE ROLE OF DISTRICTS IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE ITALIAN FOOD INDUSTRY
181
FOOD INNOVATION AT INTERFACES Experience from the Oresund Region
209
THE EMERGENCE OF SLOW FOOD Social entrepreneurs hip local foods and the Piedmont gastronomy cluster
225
THE FLEMISH FROZENVEGETABLE INDUSTRY AS AN EXAMPLE OF CLUSTER ANALYSIS Flanders Vegetable Valley
247
STIMULATING INNOVATION ENTREPRENEURSHIP AND REGIONAL CLUSTERING IN THE EAST NETHERLANDS
273
EAST NETHERLANDS AS AN INNOVATION REGION Can a Triangle between Valleys compensate for low critical mass?
275
FROM WAGENTNGEN CITY OF LIFE SCIENCES TO FOOD VALLEY
293

A DEMANDLED NETWORKBASED APPROACH TO TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER The experience of the UK Defence Diversification Agency
139
STIMULATING ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN LIFE SCIENCES The Dutch approach
155

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