Corpus ID: 10052422

Inside-Out : Regional Networks and Industrial Adaptation in Silicon Valley and Route 128

  title={Inside-Out : Regional Networks and Industrial Adaptation in Silicon Valley and Route 128},
  author={A. Saxenian},
  • A. Saxenian
  • Published 1996
  • The competitive advantages of regional clusters are the focus of much scholarly and policy attention. The literature relies heavily on the concept of external economies to explain the advantages derived from the spatial clustering of economic activity. This article compares two of America’s leading technology regions—California’s Silicon Valley and Massachusetts’ Route 128, to suggest the limits of the notion of external economies and to propose an alternative network approach to analyzing… CONTINUE READING

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