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Wireless Valley, Silicon Wadi and Digital Island - Helsinki, Tel Aviv and Dublin and the new economy GPN

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Show simple item record Grimes, Seamus 2012-02-28T10:37:34Z 2012-02-28T10:37:34Z 2004-06
dc.identifier.citation Grimes, S., Roper, S. (2005) 'Wireless Valley, Silicon Wadi and Digital Island - Helsinki, Tel Aviv and Dublin and the new economy GPN'. Geoforum, 36 :297-313. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0016-7185
dc.description.abstract Hyper-capitalism in global information and communication technology (ICT) markets during the late 1990s created a new global production network, shaped by multinational corporations, international capital flows, and a flourishing of high-tech entrepreneurship. Each of the cities considered here benefited substantially from this growth, but their positions as nodes in the ICT global production network differed markedly, as did their ability to appropriate the Value they generated. In Dublin, value creation was based largely on inward technology and capital flows, although indigenous Dublin-based software companies did demonstrate their ability to compete internationally. ICT development in Helsinki and Tel Aviv drew more strongly on the local knowledge base, and benefited from changes in national regulatory and political conditions. In Helsinki, public and private R&D investments supported the highly effective globalisation strategy of Nokia to create a strongly localised, vertically-integrated and strongly specialised sector. Value creation in the more diverse Israeli ICT sector was also based primarily on locally developed technology, university R&D and the commercialisation of technology developed initially for military applications. By the end of the 1990s, the resulting ICT node in Tel Aviv was grounded in the local knowledge-base, technologically diverse, strongly entrepreneurial and globally oriented. © 2004 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved. en_US
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dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier en_US
dc.relation.ispartof Geoforum en
dc.subject Global production network en_US
dc.subject ICT en_US
dc.subject Globalisation en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.subject Israel en_US
dc.subject Finland en_US
dc.subject High technology en_US
dc.subject Economic development en_US
dc.subject Innovation en_US
dc.subject Enterprises en_US
dc.subject Capability en_US
dc.subject Industry en_US
dc.subject Europe en_US
dc.title Wireless Valley, Silicon Wadi and Digital Island - Helsinki, Tel Aviv and Dublin and the new economy GPN en_US
dc.type Article en_US 2012-02-14T14:35:47Z
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dc.internal.rssid 1153008 Séamus Grimes, Dept. Of Geography & Cisc, & Cedres, Room 110, Arts/Science Building, Nui Galway. 2636 Email:
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