Whose Tech? Whose City?


  • Sharon Zukin Brooklyn College; The City University of New York Graduate Center




Innovation, Urban Economy , Urban Tech Economy, Innovation Complex, Entrepreneurship and Innovation


In response to reviews of The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy, the author emphasizes that every "new" economy, including the "innovation" economy connected to high-tech industries, depends on building local, spatially and socially embedded ecosystems that are not only regional districts or clusters of related producers, but social constructions of discursive, organizational, and geographical spaces.  A rich case study of a single, local, tech ecosystem reveals a multidimensional "innovation complex" that represents the planetary urbanization of the Silicon Valley model.


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How to Cite

Zukin, S. (2022). Whose Tech? Whose City?. Sociologica, 16(2), 193–197. https://doi.org/10.6092/issn.1971-8853/15430