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Compte-rendu de l'ouvrage de AnnaLee Saxenian, 'The new argonauts: regional advantage in a global economy'

Abstract : Who are all those people filling the airplanes back and forth between Bangalore, Taipei, Shanghai, Tel Aviv and San José? According to AnnaLee Saxenian, they are a ‘new type of entrepreneur’, one who comes from one country, learns the complexities of the Silicon Valley system, builds up relationships with both fellow countrypersons and expatriate entrepreneurs from other countries, takes the knowledge back home, becomes a critical link in boosting the technology development capacities of the home region through transfer of knowledge and relationships, and sometimes continues living both in Silicon Valley and at home. These Argonauts become strategic agents in the contemporary spread of dynamic high technology clusters around the globe. Saxenian tells their stories in this remarkable new book (...).
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Michael Storper. Compte-rendu de l'ouvrage de AnnaLee Saxenian, 'The new argonauts: regional advantage in a global economy'. Journal of Economic Geography, Oxford University Press (OUP): Policy F, 2007, 7 (1), pp.113 - 117. ⟨hal-03399442⟩

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