Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the World Revisited

Miao, J. T., Benneworth, P. and Phelps, N. A. (Eds.) (2015) Making 21st Century Knowledge Complexes: Technopoles of the World Revisited. Series: Regions and cities. Routledge: London. ISBN 9780415727792

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In 1994, Manuel Castells and Peter Hall’s book, Technopoles of the World laid down the blueprint for business, science and technology parks. With the most successful examples, Silicon Valley and Cambridge, blazing a trail, the past two decades have seen a rush to repeat the success of those pioneering clusters.<p></p> The authors of that book stressed the importance of careful planning and staying power when creating technopoles, pointing to the waste that can result when their creators can be too gung-ho. Hence, any analysis of the intervening two decades must present a balanced view.<p></p> In this new book, an international team of contributors look at the continuing development of technopoles, both from the theoeretical and policy perspective, with a strong body of evidence from Asia – China and Taiwan in particular have been quick to mimic the model. The result points the way forward for these parks, with recommendations as to their appropriate formation and governance.

Item Type:Edited Books
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Miao, Dr Tian
College/School:College of Social Sciences > School of Social and Political Sciences > Urban Studies

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