Originally published in 1997 this book examines the unique nature and characteristics of Silicon Valley and looks at the factors that led to the economic and competitiveness problems of the 1980s. The research concluded that the information revolution caused a complex set of events that had global ramifications. Silicon Valley was no longer operating as a driver of this revolution, but it was facing the onslaught of the global competitiveness it had unleashed.

part |163 pages

The Rise, Decline, and Renewal of Silicon Valley’s High Technology Industry

chapter 1|11 pages

The Silicon Valley Revolution

chapter 2|12 pages

Growth, Decline, and Renewal Examined

chapter 4|19 pages

Ideology and Global Competition

chapter 6|15 pages

The Growth Analysis

chapter 7|17 pages

The Shift In Comparative Advantages

chapter 8|17 pages

Creating Comparative Advantages Abroad

chapter 9|21 pages

The Decline Analysis