Top of Mind

Many observers have tried to identify the qualities that have allowed some tech clusters to thrive while others sputter out. The MIT Technology Review offers a take on the history of Silicon Valley and the keys to its unparalleled 50 years as an innovation hub.

Yale's Olav Sorensen has carried out an extended research project on the geography of business. In one paper, he found that startups survive longer and generate more profits if they are based in entrepreneurs’ home region. The results showed the effect is as powerful as previous experience in the industry.

3:45 PM - 19 Jul 13