Case studies of successful high-technology complexes such as Route 128 (Dorfman 1983) or Silicon Valley (Saxanien 1985) suggest that these areas and industries developed as entrepreneurial efforts built on the existing technological infrastructure. While historical events and specific individuals served as catalysts in the development of these areas, these regions benefitted from local institutions and resources which provided a core competency to move both the area and the industry forward. This technological infrastructure creates an underlying capacity that supports and sustains innovative activity. Part of the classical story of innovative locations is the mutually dependent and reinforcing nature of these different types of knowledge.
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- Regional Innovative Capacity
Maryann P. Feldman
- Springer Netherlands