What role should play the academic grounding in the development of high-tech region? Based on the analysis of historical data and records, this article examines the question. Relationship between Stanford University and Silicon Valley, the quintessential high-tech region with an entrepreneurial spirit While the valley crucial formative years (1945-1965), Stanford had four main local community outreach programs. In any case, Stanford default mode of industrial outreac … Read more »

What role should play the academic grounding in the development of high-tech region? Based on the analysis of historical data and records, this article examines the question. Relationship between Stanford University and Silicon Valley, the quintessential high-tech region with an entrepreneurial spirit While the valley crucial formative years (1945-1965), Stanford had four main local community outreach programs. In any case, Stanford default mode of industrial outreach was to look for the operation of the satellites of established companies based elsewhere (eg Lockheed), while its support for local businesses (and startups) was at best an ancillary basis. For those who are trying to establish a high-tech region elsewhere, the doctrine may be not to try to replicate Silicon Valley contemporary relationship between university and industry and the central role of entrepreneurship. The valley formative years offer a different model for the contributions of an academic anchor for the development of high-tech region.
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Stephen B. Adams
Source: California Management Review
24 pages.
Release date: 01 November, 2005. Prod #: CMR323-PDF-ENG
Stanford and Silicon Valley: Lessons on Becoming a high-tech region HBR case solution

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