High-Technology Entrepreneurship-Ray Oakey

  • Title: High-Technology Entrepreneurship
  • Author: Ray Oakey
  • Released: 2012-07-18
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  • Pages: 200
  • ISBN: 0415593921
  • ISBN13: 978-0415593922
  • ASIN: 0415593921



'This is an excellent read. It is provocative, thought-provoking and challenging. It is not a run-of-the-mill textbook that tries to describe every aspect of the topic. It is essential reading for anyone interested in any form of technical or scientific/academic entrepreneurship.'

David Smith, Nottingham Business School, The International Journal of Entrepreneurship & Innovation (13:4), 2012


'Ray Oakey draws on economic, political, technological and behavioural perspectives to present a rich, theoretically and empirically-grounded analysis of high-technology sectors past and present. Arguing for the continued economic policy focus on high-technology small firms, this thought-provoking work is a ‘must read’ for academics, policy-makers, practitioners and honours/postgraduate students.'

Sarah Cooper, University of Edinburgh Business School, UK

'Ray Oakey provides a comprehensive overview of all aspects of high technology small firm formation and growth. Full of historical gems, this book provides a candid reflection on some of the attempts made by policy-makers to artificially replicate HTSF growth – including repeated attempts by European planners to recreate Silicon Valley.'

Paul Trott, University of Portsmouth, UK and Technical University of Delft, the Netherlands



About the Author Ray Oakey is Professor of Business Development at the University of Manchester, UK. His research interests include the problems of innovation and growth in high-technology industry in general, and high-technology small firms in particular, at both UK national and international level. He is the author of High-Technology New Firms: Variable Barriers to Growth (Paul Chapman Publishing, 1995) pdf
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