New Silicon Valleys or a New Species ? Commoditization of Knowledge Work and the Rise of Knowledge Services Clusters

@inproceedings{Manning2014NewSV,
  title={New Silicon Valleys or a New Species ? Commoditization of Knowledge Work and the Rise of Knowledge Services Clusters},
  author={S. Manning},
  year={2014}
}
This paper explores knowledge services clusters (KSCs) as a distinct and increasingly important form of geographic cluster, in particular in emerging economies: KSCs are defined as geographic concentrations of lower-cost skills serving global demand for increasingly commoditized knowledge services. Based on prior research on clusters and services offshoring, and data from the Offshoring Research Network (ORN), major properties and contingencies of KSC growth are discussed and compared with both… CONTINUE READING