Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford Business Books (Paperback))

3.84 avg rating
( 19 ratings by Goodreads )
 
9780804737340: Understanding Silicon Valley: The Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford Business Books (Paperback))
View all copies of this ISBN edition:
 
 

What has made Silicon Valley so productive of new technologies and new firms? How did its pioneering achievements begin―in computer networking, semiconductors, personal computing, and the Internet―and what forces have propelled its unprecedented growth? This collection of nine chapters by contributors from varied disciplines―business, geography, history, regional planning, and sociology―examines the history, development, and entrepreneurial dynamics of Silicon Valley.

Part I, “History,” provides context for the Valley’s success by exploring its early industrial roots. It traces the development of the electronics industry in Silicon Valley back to the founding of Federal Telegraph in 1908, and discusses the role of defense spending and the relationship with Stanford University in the region’s growth. Part II, “Institutions,” emphasizes the importance of supporting institutions and practices in helping Valley startups succeed. Four chapters explore the role of law firms in facilitating the formation of new companies, the evolution of the venture capital industry and its role in funding new firms, the importance of labor mobility, and the significance of close interfirm relationships in the success of Silicon Valley companies.

Part III, “General Explanations,” presents three different perspectives on the environment that has made Silicon Valley so successful. The first chapter considers Silicon Valley as an ecosystem of interacting institutions, individuals, and a culture that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship. The second chapter argues that Silicon Valley should not be seen as a region in which relationships are based on civic virtue, but rather one in which trust is based on performance, which makes it uniquely permeable to new ideas and talented individuals. The final chapter contends that institutions specializing in new firm formation are responsible for Silicon Valley's unique ability to foster technological advances.

"synopsis" may belong to another edition of this title.

From the Back Cover:

“This book is an example of excellent empirical research, deep scholarship, tested and testable hypotheses, all conducted with a substantial cross-disciplinary flavor. Its deep engagement with the subject has provided evidence to support some of my theories, challenged others, and directed me to new grounds for speculation. I think it will do this for anyone prepared to read it closely.”—from the foreward by John Seely Brown
“This is an impressive and useful collection of essays, and certainly one of the best academic treatments of the evolution of Silicon Valley.”—Enterprise & Society

About the Author:

Martin Kenney is Professor of Human and Community Development at the University of California, Davis, and a Research Associate at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy. He is, most recently, co-author of Beyond Mass Production: The Japanese System and Its Transfer to the United States.

"About this title" may belong to another edition of this title.

Top Search Results from the AbeBooks Marketplace

1.

Kenney, Martin
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New Quantity Available: > 20
Seller:
Pbshop
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book.Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # IB-9780804737340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.50
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

2.

Kenney, Martin
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New Quantity Available: 10
Seller:
Paperbackshop-US
(Wood Dale, IL, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description 2000. PAP. Condition: New. New Book. Shipped from US within 10 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000. Seller Inventory # TX-9780804737340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 18.67
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

3.

Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Book Depository International
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English. Brand new Book. What has made Silicon Valley so productive of new technologies and new firms? How did its pioneering achievements begin-in computer networking, semiconductors, personal computing, and the Internet-and what forces have propelled its unprecedented growth? This collection of nine chapters by contributors from varied disciplines-business, geography, history, regional planning, and sociology-examines the history, development, and entrepreneurial dynamics of Silicon Valley.Part I, "History," provides context for the Valley's success by exploring its early industrial roots. It traces the development of the electronics industry in Silicon Valley back to the founding of Federal Telegraph in 1908, and discusses the role of defense spending and the relationship with Stanford University in the region's growth. Part II, "Institutions," emphasizes the importance of supporting institutions and practices in helping Valley startups succeed. Four chapters explore the role of law firms in facilitating the formation of new companies, the evolution of the venture capital industry and its role in funding new firms, the importance of labor mobility, and the significance of close interfirm relationships in the success of Silicon Valley companies.Part III, "General Explanations," presents three different perspectives on the environment that has made Silicon Valley so successful. The first chapter considers Silicon Valley as an ecosystem of interacting institutions, individuals, and a culture that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship. The second chapter argues that Silicon Valley should not be seen as a region in which relationships are based on civic virtue, but rather one in which trust is based on performance, which makes it uniquely permeable to new ideas and talented individuals. The final chapter contends that institutions specializing in new firm formation are responsible for Silicon Valley's unique ability to foster technological advances. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780804737340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.32
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

4.

Published by Stanford University Press, United States (2000)
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New Paperback Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
The Book Depository
(London, United Kingdom)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford University Press, United States, 2000. Paperback. Condition: New. Language: English . Brand New Book. What has made Silicon Valley so productive of new technologies and new firms? How did its pioneering achievements begin-in computer networking, semiconductors, personal computing, and the Internet-and what forces have propelled its unprecedented growth? This collection of nine chapters by contributors from varied disciplines-business, geography, history, regional planning, and sociology-examines the history, development, and entrepreneurial dynamics of Silicon Valley. Part I, History, provides context for the Valley s success by exploring its early industrial roots. It traces the development of the electronics industry in Silicon Valley back to the founding of Federal Telegraph in 1908, and discusses the role of defense spending and the relationship with Stanford University in the region s growth. Part II, Institutions, emphasizes the importance of supporting institutions and practices in helping Valley startups succeed. Four chapters explore the role of law firms in facilitating the formation of new companies, the evolution of the venture capital industry and its role in funding new firms, the importance of labor mobility, and the significance of close interfirm relationships in the success of Silicon Valley companies. Part III, General Explanations, presents three different perspectives on the environment that has made Silicon Valley so successful. The first chapter considers Silicon Valley as an ecosystem of interacting institutions, individuals, and a culture that encourages and nurtures entrepreneurship. The second chapter argues that Silicon Valley should not be seen as a region in which relationships are based on civic virtue, but rather one in which trust is based on performance, which makes it uniquely permeable to new ideas and talented individuals. The final chapter contends that institutions specializing in new firm formation are responsible for Silicon Valley s unique ability to foster technological advances. Seller Inventory # AAJ9780804737340

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 24.90
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

5.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Qwestbooks COM LLC
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

6.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Best Bates
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

7.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
BookShop4U
(PHILADELPHIA, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

8.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Bookhouse COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

9.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Mega Buzz
(Bensalem, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

10.

Published by Stanford Business Books
ISBN 10: 0804737347 ISBN 13: 9780804737340
New PAPERBACK Quantity Available: 1
Seller:
Booklot COM LLC
(Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.)
Rating
[?]

Book Description Stanford Business Books. PAPERBACK. Condition: New. 0804737347. Seller Inventory # Z0804737347ZN

More information about this seller | Contact this seller

Buy New
US$ 26.52
Convert currency

Add to Basket

Shipping: FREE
Within U.S.A.
Destination, rates & speeds

There are more copies of this book

View all search results for this book