Monday, April 20, 2015

Boston Versus Silicon Valley: Advantage Beantown

A few decades ago, Silicon Valley beat out Boston for tech dominance. Today, Boston is emerging as the epicenter of a new economic era.

Theme: Economic geography of health care

Subject Article: "Could Massachusetts lose its edge in life sciences?"

Other Links: 1. "Where Innovation Thrives."
2. "The Great Creative Class Migration."
3. "Silicon Valley Is Already Dead."
4. "Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128."
5. "Zero-Sum Creative Class."
6. "Tom Ross: The real value of higher education."
7. "Searching for Silicon Valley in the Rust Belt: The Evolution of Knowledge Networks in Akron and Rochester."
8. "Could Big Pharma's appetite for local biotechs hurt independents?"
9. "From Metal to Minds: Economic Restructuring in the Rust Belt."

Postscript: Since the summer of last year, Richey Piiparinen and I have been working on "From Metal to Minds: Economic Restructuring in the Rust Belt." We agonized over every paragraph. The research journey was full of twists and turns. What we discovered wasn't what we expected to find. The final product was very different from the paper we set out to write. This is the first post explaining to the reader the economic geography we unearthed.

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