September 28, 2011

The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy

This book is written by AnnaLee Saxenian. In her first book, Regional Advantage, Saxenian described how Silicon Valley became the centre of information technology. In this work, she describes how engineers who came to Silicon Valley from China, India, Israel and Taiwan have turned entrepreneurial and started technology companies in their home countries, succeeding where traditional development ventures failed. She sees this as brain calculation rather than a brain drain; it allows countries around the world to share in the revolution of information technology while also deepening and technical abilities of Silicon Valley. 

This book is published by Harvard University Press in 2007.

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