CDN$ 45.87
  • List Price: CDN$ 56.95
  • You Save: CDN$ 11.08 (19%)
Temporarily out of stock.
Order now and we'll deliver when available. We'll e-mail you with an estimated delivery date as soon as we have more information. Your account will only be charged when we ship the item.
Ships from and sold by Gift-wrap available.
Building High-Tech Cluste... has been added to your Cart
Have one to sell?
Flip to back Flip to front
Listen Playing... Paused   You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition.
Learn more
See all 2 images

Building High-Tech Clusters: Silicon Valley and Beyond Paperback – Jun 10 2010

See all 2 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Amazon Price
New from Used from
"Please retry"
CDN$ 45.87
CDN$ 45.87 CDN$ 117.47

Back to University 2016
Save on College Prep Essentials on Shop now
click to open popover

Special Offers and Product Promotions

  • Student Exclusive: Amazon Prime Student members save 10% on all textbook purchases. Enter code TEXT10 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)
  • Save 15% on all books purchases. Enter code PROMO15 at checkout. Here's how (restrictions apply)

No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.

  • Apple
  • Android
  • Windows Phone
  • Android

To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 384 pages
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press (June 10 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0521143489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0521143486
  • Product Dimensions: 15.2 x 2.2 x 22.9 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 621 g
  • Average Customer Review: Be the first to review this item
  •  Would you like to update product info, give feedback on images, or tell us about a lower price?

  • See Complete Table of Contents

Product Description


Review of the hardback: 'By covering a wide range of cases around the world they can make meaningful comparisons and contrasts ... a collection of essays with a clear purpose and in a coherent manner ... is certainly a book worth reading and recommending.' Environment and Planning C: Government and Policy

Book Description

The contributors study how centers of industrial and technological innovation such as Silicon Valley get started. These "clusters" have many entrepreneurial high tech firms in a small area which give rise to rapid economic growth. No other analysts have studied systematically how such clusters start, though many earlier works have studied Silicon Valley in its mature phase. The contributors show that the key public and business policy elements of starting up a cluster are common across many regions, countries, and time periods.

See all Product Description

Customer Reviews

There are no customer reviews yet on
5 star
4 star
3 star
2 star
1 star

Most Helpful Customer Reviews on (beta) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 review
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars High-Tech clusters can work complementary rather than competitive? Aug. 25 2006
By Papageno - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Authors of this book argue the essential difference between "start up" and "established" high-tech clusters. Their view of the role of outside/top-down power vs. internal/grass-route activity for these different phases is especially helpful to the people who are involved in planning or start up of these clusters. Certainly in flattening world century, success of the cluster is highly depend on recognitions of the other clusters in terms of technology opportunities, educated labor, flow of entrepreneurial talent and so on (there is no magic recipe!). It's true challenge even of these entrepreneurs to harmonize their own clusters complementarily rather than simply competitive with others.