Originally published in 1997 this book examines the unique nature and characteristics of Silicon Valley and looks at the factors that led to the economic and competitiveness problems of the 1980s. The research concluded that the information revolution caused a complex set of events that had global ramifications. Silicon Valley was no longer operating as a driver of this revolution, but it was facing the onslaught of the global competitiveness it had unleashed.
Table of Contents
1. The Silicon Valley Revoluiton
2. Growth, Decline and Renewal Examined
3. The Shift in Global Market and Competitive Forces
4. Ideology and Global Competition
5. The Relevance of Comparative Advantage Theory
6. The Growth Analysis
7. The Shift in Comparative Advantages
8. Creating Comparative Advantages Abroad
9. The Decline Analysis
10. The Renewal of Silicon Valley: Creating New Advantages.
"A wonderful way to support the continued dissemination of a classic book that has been formative for many working in this field." Andy Pike, CURDS, University of Newcastle