Global Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth around the World

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Edward Elgar Publishing, Sep 26, 2014 - Social Science - 432 pages

øIn the geography of the global economy, there are known Šhot spots where new technologies germinate at an astounding rate and pools of capital, expertise and talent foster the development of new industries and new ways of doing business. These cluste

 

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Contents

Introduction
1
1 What are Clusters of Innovation how do they operate and why are they important?
5
PART I North America
39
Silicon Valley the archetypal Cluster of Innovation
41
PART II Europe
93
hightechregion Munich generating the next wave of scalable startups
95
building a digital Cluster of Innovation in the heart of Europe
120
creating ecologies of innovation in cities the case of 22Barcelona
141
the university as a driver for innovation in response to two decades of economic depression
205
linkagebased Clusters of Innovation the case of Taiwans IT industry
222
emergence of an entrepreneurial economy in an uncertain environment
247
PART V Latin America
269
innovation and entrepreneurship as a new paradigm for regional development in Latin America
271
good governance in the tropics the rise of the Porto Digital Cluster of Innovation
296
PART VI Global Entities Diffusing Innovation
339
the role of a global enterprise in supporting regional entrepreneurship and innovation clusters
341

Londons tech startup boom
160
PART III Middle East
185
the technology industry as an economic growth engine creating a nationwide Cluster of Innovation
187
PART IV Asia
203
students as the vanguard in a geographically dispersed approach to stimulating science and technology innovation
359
final thoughts
378
Index
391
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