The Geography of the Internet Industry: Venture Capital, Dot-coms, and Local Knowledge

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John Wiley & Sons, Apr 15, 2008 - Science - 216 pages
This groundbreaking book analyses the geography of the commercial Internet industry. It presents the first accurate map of Internet domains in the world, by country, by region, by city, and for the United States, by neighborhood.

  • Demonstrates the extraordinary spatial concentration of the Internetindustry.
  • Explains the geographic features of the high tech venture capital behind the Internet economy.
  • Demonstrates how venture capitalists' abilities to create and use tacit knowledge contributes to the clustering of the internet industry
  • Draws on in-depth interviews and field work in San Francisco Bay Area and New York City.
 

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Contents

Measuring the Internet Industry
156
Interview Methodology and Geographic Definitions
163
Notes
169

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Matthew A. Zook is Visiting Research Fellow at the Public Policy Instititute of California and Assistant Professor in the Geography Department at the University of Kentucky.

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