Have we oversold the Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship

Published on Oct 21, 2019in Small Business Economics
· DOI :10.1007/S11187-019-00272-4
David B. Audretsch96
Estimated H-index: 96
(IU: Indiana University Bloomington)
The Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship has captured the imagination of the public, the attention of the public policy community throughout the world who want to emulate it, and the focus of scholars seeking to understand it. Entrepreneurship has enabled the Silicon Valley region to harness the opportunities afforded by globalization rather than succumbing as a victim. The purpose of this paper is to suggest that there are limits to the Silicon Valley model of entrepreneurship in addressing the most compelling contemporary economic and social problems and that a broader, more inclusive understanding of and approach to entrepreneurship might be more useful.
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