Creating Regional Wealth in the Innovation Economy
Author: Jeff Saperstein
Table of Contents
About the Authors.
1. The Innovation Economy.
I. SILICON VALLEY: THE MAGNETIC FORCE. 2. Global Entrepreneurs and Marketing of Multinational
3. Linking Organizations: Non-Government Organizations, Strong Regional Business Associations, and
4. Local Government Working in Partnership with Business.
II. IRELAND: THE ENTERPRISE ISLE. 5. Enterprise Spirit and Trade Union Social Contract.
6. National Government Directing the Growth of Ireland.
7. The Branding of Ireland: International Corporations Choosing Ireland for Multifunctional Operations.
III. STOCKHOLM, SWEDEN: “THE HIGH-SPEED GLOBILE INNOVATIONS COMMUNITY”. 8. Industry
Specialization and Leveraging Intellectual Capital.
9. Entrepreneurship Infusion: Political and Societal Change for the Innovation Economy.
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.
11. Cambridge—Incubator for Innovation, “Small is Beautiful”.
12. Sophia Antipolis—Technology Park the “French Way”.
V. HIGH-TECH ISLANDS OF TAIWAN AND ISRAEL. 13. Taiwan Technology Parks and NGOs.
14. Taiwan's Financial Capitalization: the Chinese Networking Culture Extends to China and Beyond.
15. Israel's Military Technology: The Transfer to Civilian Applications and Universities as Incubators.
16. Immigration to Israel, Venture Funding, and Entrepreneurship.
VI. INDIA: THE BEST HOPE FOR BRIDGING THE DIGITAL DIVIDE. 17. India's IT Sector and
Government Initiatives in Education.
18. Transnational Links in Venture Capital for the Public Good—An Advantage in Networking.
Special Perspectives - Dialogue Across the Atlantic: Lester Thurow and Jacques Attali.
Special Perspectives - Governments Can Help Make Regional Wealth in the...
Silicon Valley. Boston. Singapore. Ireland. Scandinavia. Munich. When it comes to promoting
entrepreneurial culture, some places just seem to 'get it right': serving as powerful magnets for talent,
money, and ideas, and as powerful incubators for tomorrow's best companies.This book draws on
extensive new research to pinpoint the key reasons why some locations succeed in the quest to
become a technology centre, while others fail. The authors answer crucial questions about the world's
entrepreneurial hotspots: What makes these locations so special? Which local characteristics are
inherent? Which can be fostered? What are the best ways to promote local entrepreneurship? And
what can budding centres of entrepreneurship do in order to enter the game?Creating Regional Wealth in
the Global Economy analyses the key factors for developing regional success and wealth in the
Networked Ecomomy. It identifies the best practices that business and government leaders need to
consider to develop their area into a powerhouse of the future.
JEFF SAPERSTEIN is a well-respected marketing instructor, writer, and consultant to government,
product, and service companies and NGOs. He has extensive contacts with Silicon Valley companies
and business associations, and hosts tours for MBA students to meet with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs,
venture capitalists, and multinational company executives.He is an instructor at San Francisco State
University Graduate School of Business where he teaches marketing. He is also an instructor at the
University of California at Berkeley Extension and the Stanford University Professional Development
Program. He teaches a course in marketing and high technology at ESCP-EAP European School of
Management in Paris.Dr Daniel Rouach is one of the world's leading experts in international technology
transfer and business intelligence. He leads the Group Technology & Innovation Lab, a Paris-based
research centre specialising in the management of technology and innovation, and runs in-company
executive programmes for companies ranging from Danone to IBM France. His work has appeared in The
European Journal of Management, Le Monde, Les Echos, Focus and other leading publications.
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The European Journal of Management, Le Monde, Les Echos, Focus and other leading publications.