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What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region?

What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region? The Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region 33 What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region? Heike Mayer N The past thirty years, high-technology industries have become popular among economic development planners Ibecause they feel that these knowledge-based industries con- tribute to regional economic success by providing rapid employ- ment growth, relatively high-paying jobs, multiplier effects, and diversification of the local economy through new-firm creation and startup activities. In the United States, regions such as California’s Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128, are the prototypes for successful high-technology development. Silicon Valley created 150,000 technology-related jobs between 1975 and 1990, and from 1997 to 2000 high-technology employment grew by 3.8 percent annually. This growth mobilized policymakers and business leaders in other parts of the United States and across the world to Miller and Coˆte´ strive to transform their regions into the “next Silicon Valley”. The most successful high-technology centers were fueled by con- tinuous technological innovations, demand for high-technology products by the military and later by consumers, the rise of the venture capital industry, and, last but not least, by the support of academic institutions that created high-tech research laboratories and curricula to http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Urban Technology Taylor & Francis

What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region?

Journal of Urban Technology , Volume 14 (3): 26 – Dec 1, 2007
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Taylor & Francis
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1466-1853
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1063-0732
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10.1080/10630730801924225
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The Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region 33 What Is the Role of the University in Creating a High-Technology Region? Heike Mayer N The past thirty years, high-technology industries have become popular among economic development planners Ibecause they feel that these knowledge-based industries con- tribute to regional economic success by providing rapid employ- ment growth, relatively high-paying jobs, multiplier effects, and diversification of the local economy through new-firm creation and startup activities. In the United States, regions such as California’s Silicon Valley and Boston’s Route 128, are the prototypes for successful high-technology development. Silicon Valley created 150,000 technology-related jobs between 1975 and 1990, and from 1997 to 2000 high-technology employment grew by 3.8 percent annually. This growth mobilized policymakers and business leaders in other parts of the United States and across the world to Miller and Coˆte´ strive to transform their regions into the “next Silicon Valley”. The most successful high-technology centers were fueled by con- tinuous technological innovations, demand for high-technology products by the military and later by consumers, the rise of the venture capital industry, and, last but not least, by the support of academic institutions that created high-tech research laboratories and curricula to

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Journal of Urban TechnologyTaylor & Francis

Published: Dec 1, 2007

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