Innumerable communities are trying to duplicate the Silicon Valley phemen. Tech-regions have generated most of the jobs and this techlogy is driving ecomic development, however problems persist. This book highlights the potential pitfalls and suggests methods by which a sustainable techlogy-based regional ecomy can exist.
FRED PHILLIPS has lived in Austin and Portland, USA, playing leading roles in the growth of both technopoleis and consulting worldwide on technopolis formation and new business incubation. He is now Associate Dean and Professor of Entrepreneurship at Maastricht School of Management, The Netherlands, and a Senior Fellow of the IC2 Institute at University of Texas at Austin, USA. He is author of Market-Oriented Technology Management: Innovating for Profit in Entrepreneurial Times.