Stephen B Adams


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My current research is on the development of high-tech regions, with particular attention to the role of the academic anchor and the significance and timing of entrepreneurship in that development.

Silicon Valley Publications
 - Growing where you are planted: Exogenous forces and the seeding of Silicon Valley
Research Policy 40, no. 3 (April 2011): 368-379.

 - Follow the money: Engineering at Stanford and UC Berkeley during the rise of Silicon Valley
Minerva 47, no.4 (2009): 367-390

 - Stanford University and Frederick Terman's blueprint for innovation in the knowledge economy 
The Challenge of Remaining Innovative: Lessons from Twentieth-Century American Business, edited by Sally Clarke, Naomi Lamoreaux, and Steve Usselman (Stanford, CA: Stanford University Press, 2009): 169-190.

 - Stanford and Silicon Valley: Lessons on becoming a high-tech region
California Management Review 48, no. 1 (Fall 2005): 29-51.

 - Regionalism in Stanford's contribution to the rise of Silicon Valley
Enterprise and Society 4, no. 3 (September 2003): 521-543.


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