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Dr James Dzisah
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A new model of knowledge-based regional economic development was invented in Boston during the 1930s and subsequently transferred to northern California where it also had independent roots. Drawing upon academic, business and government resources and configuring them in new formats created new firms and new industries. Nevertheless, the two regions often appear dissimilar when they are contrasted synchronically, due to the different stages they may be in at the time. Thus, some observers argue that Boston and Silicon Valley are distinctive watersheds, irrelevant to follow-on regions. However, if the development process of these two prototypical high-tech regions are analysed diachronically, a trajectory with similar phases of development may be identified. We suggest that these two regions exemplify a general model for high-tech regional growth and renewal.
Author(s): Etzkowitz H, Dzisah J
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: European Planning Studies
Print publication date: 01/01/2008
ISSN (print): 0965-4313
ISSN (electronic): 1469-5944
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
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