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?
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From Ireland to Israel to India, entrepreneurial innovation remains the #1 driver of economic success. This book identifies how successful regions build dynamic, self-sustaining centers of innovation across institutions in government, business, and non-profit organizations..
Jeff Saperstein and Dr. Daniel Rouach illuminate the complex mix of reinforcing success factors that can help regions set the stage for enduring long-term growth. Their extensive new research, detailed case studies, and diverse interviews of entrepreneurial champions across many societal sectors address economic policy, intellectual capital, labor costs, and many other key issues.
Creating Regional Wealth in the Innovation Economy demonstrates how regions with diverse geographic, socio-economic, and political/institutional structures can leverage their unique strengths to successfully "plug in" to the global innovation economy. It offers a comprehensive blueprint for reaping the benefits of a vibrant, entrepreneurial marketplace - as an entrepreneur, investor, policymaker, or individual professional seeking the right place to be.* Leveraging your region's unique strengths Building regional centers of innovation * Specific techniques for regional business development specialists Public policy actions that offer the greatest short- and long-term payback * Identifying the best regions for new investment How companies and investors can choose locations with the greatest opportunities for success * Taking advantage of centers of innovation Practical strategies for companies ranging from startups to multinationals * Economic policy, intellectual capital, labor costs, and other key issues Understanding the complex interrelationships amongst all regional success factors
Building regional centers of entrepreneurship - and sustaining them.
Silicon Valley. Taiwan. Ireland. France. Sweden. Israel. 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. Now, drawing on extensive new research, Jeff Saperstein and Dr. Daniel Rouach pinpoint 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.
This book answers the most 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 practices for business and government organizations that want to promote local entrepreneurship and reach critical mass? And, most of all, what can be learned from the dozens of high-level entrepreneurial champions who have given their wisdom and experience so other people and regions may succeed.Praise for CREATING REGIONAL WEALTH"Humanity needs places where people have a common vision and develop together creativity, modern innovation, quality of life, and humanism. This book will help."—Pierre Laffitte
JEFF SAPERSTEIN is a consultant, marketing instructor, and writer who maintains extensive contacts with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs, venture capitalists, and multinational company executives. He consults in the public, nonprofit, and private sectors. He is co-author of How to Be a More Effective Account Manager and Practical Approaches to Impromptu Speaking.
Saperstein has written marketing columns for the San Francisco Business Times and the San Jose Business Journal and conducted marketing workshops throughout the US for AdWeek, a leading advertising industry publication. He has taught marketing courses to business professionals throughout Latin America, France, and Israel and serves as instructor in marketing for San Francisco State University Graduate School of Business, the University of California at Berkeley Extension, and the Stanford University Professional Development Program. He also teaches marketing and high technology topics at ESCP/EAP in Paris, France.
DR. DANIEL ROUACH is one of the world's leading experts ininternational technology transfer and business intelligence and is the former Dean of ESCP-EAP Full-Time MBA program. He runs in-company executive programs and seminars for companies ranging from Danone and Arthur D. Little to IBM France, Thomson, STMicroelectronics, and Bull Europe, as well as for public sector organizations.
Rouach leads the Group Technology & Innovation Lab, a Paris, France-based research center specializing in identifying and promulgating best practices for the management of technology and innovation. He teaches courses in international marketing, management of technology transfer, and business intelligence in ESCP-EAP programs.
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