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Drawing on extensive new research through dozens of interviews with entrepreneurial champions in diverse sectors, Creating Regional Wealth in the Global Innovation Economy pinpoints the key reasons why some locations succeed in the quest to become centers of technology and innovation - and sustain their competitive advantages over time - while others fail. It answers the central questions about the world's entrepreneurial hotspots: What makes these locations special? How can local business and government organizations most effectively promote local entrepreneurship? And what can budding centers of entrepreneurship do in order to enter the game?
About the Authors.
1. The Innovation Economy.
I. SILICON VALLEY: THE MAGNETIC FORCE.2. Global Entrepreneurs and Marketing of Multinational Companies.
II. IRELAND: THE ENTERPRISE ISLE.5. Enterprise Spirit and Trade Union Social Contract.
III. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: “THE HIGH-SPEED GLOBILE INNOVATIONS COMMUNITY”.8. Industry Specialization and Leveraging Intellectual Capital.
IV. GERMANY, THE UNITED KINGDOM, AND FRANCE: EUROPE'S INDUSTRIAL GIANTS ADAPTING TO THE GLOBAL INNOVATION ECONOMY.10. Munich - The Hidden Champion: Creating an Entrepreneurial Culture with State Government in Partnership with Business.
V. HIGH-TECH ISLANDS OF TAIWAN AND ISRAEL.13. Taiwan Technology Parks and NGOs.
VI. INDIA: THE BEST HOPE FOR BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE.17. India's IT Sector and Government Initiatives in Education.