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Social Culture and High-Tech Economic Development Other books from this author: F. Phillips, Market-Oriented Technology Management: Innovating for Profit in Entrepreneurial Times. F. Phillips, The Conscious Manager: Zen for Decision Makers. F. Phillips and J.J. Rousseau (eds) Systems and Management Science by Extremal Methods: Research Honoring Abraham Charnes at Age 70. F. Phillips (ed.) Concurrent Life Cycle Management: Manufacturing, MIS and Marketing Perspectives. F. Phillips (ed.) Thinkwork: Working, Learning and Managing in a Computer- Interactive Society. S. El-Badry, H. Lopez-Cepero, and F. Phillips (eds) US-Japan Shared Progress in Technology Management and Technology Policy. W. W. Cooper, D. V. Gibson, F. Phillips, and S. Thore (eds) IMPACT: How IC2 Research Affects Public Policy and Business Practices. Social Culture and High-Tech Economic Development The Technopolis Columns Fred Phillips © Fred Phillips 2006 Softcover reprint of the hardcover 1st edition 2006 978-1-4039-9951-1 All rights reserved.No reproduction,copy or transmission of this publication may be made without written permission. No paragraph of this publication may be reproduced,copied or transmitted save with written permission or in accordance with the provisions of the Copyright,Designs and Patents Act 1988,or under the terms of any licence permitting limited copying issued by the Copyright Licensing Agency,90 Tottenham Court Road,London W1T 4LP. Any person who does any unauthorized act in relation to this publication may be liable to criminal prosecution and civil claims for damages. The author has asserted his right to be identified as the author of this work in accordance with the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988. First published in 2006 by PALGRAVE MACMILLAN Houndmills,Basingstoke,Hampshire RG21 6XS and 175 Fifth Avenue,New York,N.Y.10010 Companies and representatives throughout the world. PALGRAVE MACMILLAN is the global academic imprint of the Palgrave Macmillan division of St.Martin’s Press,LLC and of Palgrave Macmillan Ltd. Macmillan® is a registered trademark in the United States,United Kingdom and other countries.Palgrave is a registered trademark in the European Union and other countries. ISBN 978-1-349-54794-4 ISBN 978-0-230-59724-2 (eBook) DOI 10.1057/9780230597242 This book is printed on paper suitable for recycling and made from fully managed and sustained forest sources. A catalogue record for this book is available from the British Library. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Phillips,Fred,1952– Social culture and high-tech economic development :the technopolis columns / Fred Phillips. p.cm. Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 978-1-349-54794-4 1.High technology industries—Social aspects.2.Industrial location—Social aspects.3.Economic development.4.Regional planning. I.Title. HC79.H53P55 2006 306.3—dc22 2005056584 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1 15 14 13 12 11 10 09 08 07 06 For Hyonsook This page intentionally left blank Contents List of Tables x List of Figures xi List of Abbreviations xii Acknowledgements xv Preface xviii List of Contributors xx Introduction: Technology-Based Economic Development and the Initiatives that Advance it 1 Fred Phillips Part I Austin 1 Toward a Modern Economics 15 Fred Phillips 2 Memoir on the History of the Austin Software Council 18 Fred Phillips 3 The Austin Experience: Behind the Success Factors 22 Fred Phillips 4 Toward an Intellectual Foundation for “Shared Prosperity” 28 Fred Phillips 5 The Business School in a Time of Transition 49 Fred Phillips 6 Anointing “a City of Light and Wisdom” 61 David Gibson 7 Advantage Austin II 64 George Kozmetsky and Patricia A. Hayes vii viii Contents Part II Portland 8 Portland Looks at International Benchmarks 69 Fred Phillips 9 The Power of Combination: Three Unpopular Truths about Civic Entrepreneurship 75 Fred Phillips 10 Gaining on Us and Closing Fast 80 Fred Phillips 11 Sometimes, Montana 84 Fred Phillips 12 Lack of Investment Puts Portland Behind 87 Fred Phillips 13 Twelve Hurdles to Starting an Executive MOT Program: How and Why to Overcome Them 91 Fred Phillips 14 Do We Know How to Play This Game? Some Thoughts on Regional Leadership 105 Ralph R. Shaw 15 Bring Back Oregon’s Common Sense of Purpose 118 Chet Orloff 16 Please, Portland, Don’t Pearlize Joe’s Garage 120 Pierre Ouellette Part III And Beyond 17 Sustaining a Technopolis Initiative 125 Fred Phillips 18 WTO vs. WTA? Exploring the World Trade Organization’s Impact on Technopolis 152 Fred Phillips 19 Why Do Universities Transfer Technology? 157 Fred Phillips 20 Universities and Incubators 163 Fred Phillips 21 Does Place Matter? Quality of Life and Wandering Alumni 186 Fred Phillips Contents ix 22 Short Takes 190 Fred Phillips 23 Technology Is the Engine of a New Russian Revolution 203 David Gibson 24 Conclusion 205 Fred Phillips Appendix 218 Works Cited 247 Bibliography 258 Index 265

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