Regional Advantage by AnnaLee Saxenian
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Regional Advantage
By AnnaLee Saxenian

Regional Advantage

Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128

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Regional Advantage by AnnaLee Saxenian

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Why is it that business in Silicon Valley is again flourishing while along Route 128 in Massachusetts it continues to decline? The answer, Sexanian suggests, has to do with the fact that despite similar histories and technologies, Silicon Valley developed a decentralized but co-operative industrial system while Route 128 came to be dominated by independent, self-sufficient corporations. The result of more than 100 interviews, this analysis highlights the importance of local sources of competitive advantage in a volatile world economy.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780674753402
ISBN-10: 0674753402
Format: Paperback
(235mm x 155mm x 15mm)
Pages: 240
Imprint: Harvard University Press
Publisher: Harvard University Press
Publish Date: 5-Mar-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - AnnaLee Saxenian

AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean of the School of Information at the University of California, Berkeley.

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