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Global Clusters of Innovation

Edited by Jerome S. Engel

Adjunct Professor Emeritus, University of California, Berkeley and National Faculty Director of National Science Foundation I-Corps Program

 

Entrepreneurship and innovation are the drivers of value creation in the twenty-first century. In the geography of the global economy there are ‘hot 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 clusters of innovation have key attributes distinct from traditional industrial clusters that allow them to extend beyond geographic boundaries and serve as models for economic expansion in both developed and developing countries. How do these clusters emerge? What is the role of individual institutions such as governments, universities, major corporations, investors, and the individual entrepreneur? Are there systemic underpinnings, an invisible hand, that encourage these communities?

The book begins with a presentation of the Clusters of Innovation Framework that identifies the salient components, behaviors, and linkages that characterize an innovation cluster, followed by an analysis of the archetypal cluster, Silicon Valley. Subsequent chapters probe how these characteristics apply in a diverse selection of economic communities in Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, China, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. Concluding chapters investigate the role of trans-regional organizations as cross-border disseminators of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Students and professors of economics, business, public policy, management, entrepreneurship, and innovation will find this book a useful resource. Corporate executives, university administrators, government officials, policy makers, and entrepreneurs will also find it an insightful guide.

 

Table of ContentsLINK to Table of contents page with links book region chapters.

Global Clusters of Innovation Framework LINK to concept page

 

“This edited volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the factors that have actually shaped successful geographic clusters of innovation. Its global focus is particular informative and illuminating and makes it a major resource for both managers and investors. “  

David Vogel, Haas School of Business, Department of Political Science,

University of California, Berkeley

 

”Jerome Engel’s Global Clusters of Innovation provides a fascinating look into what drives innovation and entrepreneurship, exploring the common denominators that allow seemingly disparate eco-systems around the world to become hot spots for economic expansion. As I work closely with Engel in disseminating the Lean LaunchPad ‘evidenced based entrepreneurship’  method of stimulating innovation, I was interested to see how he extends on his Silicon Valley experience to define, delineate and corroborate a generalizable model for regional innovation clusters. I enjoyed how, starting with Silicon Valley, he and his co-authors, use compelling case studies to illuminate how diverse and far-flung communities emerge to become models for innovation driven economic growth.”

Steve Blank,

 

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Hardback Edition available from Edward Elgar Publishing     

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

Edited by Jerome S. Engel, University of California, Berkeley, US

 

2014 432 pp Hardback ISBN 978 1 78347 082 2Hardback £100.00 on-line price £90.00

 

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