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Local Antecedents and Trigger Events: Policy Implications of Path Dependence for Cluster Formation

David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler

in Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter considers the degree of path dependency in cluster origin and development. One issue that continues to bedevil the analysis of clusters is the question of their origins and the relative ... More


Origins and Growth of the Hollywood Motion-Picture Industry: The First Three Decades

Allen J. Scott

in Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter analyses the forces that prompted a relocation in the early 20th century of the US film industry from New York to Hollywood. First, even though there were many other conceivable ... More


The Coevolution of Technologies and Institutions: Silicon Valley as the Iconic High-Technology Cluster

Martin Kenney and Donald Patton

in Cluster Genesis: Technology-Based Industrial Development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780199207183
eISBN:
9780191708886
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207183.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

This chapter considers the world's most iconic cluster: Silicon Valley. The emergence of Silicon Valley shares some features with the motion picture industry; both places experienced an inflow of ... More


A Century of Nature: Twenty-One Discoveries that Changed Science and the World

Laura Garwin and Tim Lincoln (eds)

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780226284132
eISBN:
9780226284163
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226284163.001.0001
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Many of the scientific breakthroughs of the twentieth century were first reported in the journal Nature. This book brings together in one volume Nature's greatest hits—reproductions of seminal ... More


Willing Creation: The Yin and Yang of the Creative Life

Dean Keith Simonton

in Are We Free?: Psychology and Free Will

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189636
eISBN:
9780199868605
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189636.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter discusses the place of volition in the act of creation. Discussion of this issue raises something of a paradox. The human will has both a major role in creativity and a very minor role ... More


Global Mobility of Talent from a Perspective of New Industrial Policy: Open Migration Chains and Diaspora Networks *

Yevgeny Kuznetsov and Charles Sabel

in The International Mobility of Talent: Types, Causes, and Development Impact

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780199532605
eISBN:
9780191714627
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199532605.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The chapter views migration of skills from a perspective of new industrial policy. It introduces two types of search networks: open migration chains and diaspora networks. Migration chains are ... More


Some Thoughts on Studying Process

Tor Hernes

in A Process Theory of Organization

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199695072
eISBN:
9780191781629
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695072.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Organization Studies

Studying organization as process entails the dilemma of following what goes on while being able to capture important events without being there when it actually happens. It is about staying with the ... More


Culturally mapping legacies of collaborative heritage projects

Karen Smyth, Andrew Power, and Rik Martin

in Valuing Interdisciplinary Collaborative Research: Beyond Impact

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781447331605
eISBN:
9781447331650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447331605.003.0010
Subject:
Education, Educational Policy and Politics

In this chapter how cultural mapping can act as a means to understand the legacy of collaborative heritage research is explored.The difficulties inherent in capturing this story, including resolving ... More


Intimacy in Language: Poetry in Family Expressions

Steve Zeitlin

in The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9781501702358
eISBN:
9781501706370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501702358.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, Folk Literature

In this chapter, the author considers poetry in family expressions, which, along with in-jokes and associations, are packed with alliteration, rhythm, and hyperbole. The author recalls how he was ... More


What is social work research?

Ian Shaw

in Research and the Social Work Picture

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9781447338895
eISBN:
9781447338949
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447338895.003.0002
Subject:
Sociology, Social Research and Statistics

This chapter outlines what seems feasible by way of describing the nature of social work and its linked research. If scholars are to have a clear sense of what ‘research’ means, both in general and ... More


Native Anthropology: Studying the Culture of Baseball

George Gmelch and Sharon Bohn Gmelch

in In the Field: Life and Work in Cultural Anthropology

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9780520289611
eISBN:
9780520964211
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520289611.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, Anthropology, Theory and Practice

George returns to professional baseball after a 30-year absence to study the sport. The culture of baseball has changed much during his absence. The role of serendipity in research, along with the ... More


Notebook and Shoe Leather Epidemiology

in The Turnstone: A Doctor's Story

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9780853237570
eISBN:
9781846314292
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9780853237570.003.0019
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter presents the author's account of how much of his research was the result of serendipity, ‘the faculty of making happy and unexpected discoveries by accident’. He describes his studies on ... More


The Broken World: Repairs and Recycling

Simon Werrett

in Thrifty Science: Making the Most of Materials in the History of Experiment

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780226610252
eISBN:
9780226610399
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226610399.003.0006
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Chapter Five examines repairs and recycling in early modern science. Early modern homes engaged in a great deal of repair work, as skilled householders or artisans mended an assortment of domestic ... More


Comparative anatomical studies of the hypothalamus that led to studies of thalamic synapses

Ray Guillery

in The Brain as a Tool: A Neuroscientist's Account

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780198806738
eISBN:
9780191844317
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198806738.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, History of Neuroscience

The first part of this chapter illustrates the role of serendipity in science. We started a comparative project to understand the differences between reptiles and mammals in terms of their ... More


New Developments in Evolutionary Innovation: Novelty Creation in a Serendipitous Economy

Gino Cattani and Mariano Mastrogiorgio (eds)

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
June 2021
ISBN:
9780198837091
eISBN:
9780191873904
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198837091.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Innovation

Evolutionary thinking has grown significantly and has had a profound impact on various fields such as economics, strategy, and technological innovation. An important paradigm that underlies the ... More


A Long Time in Making: The History of Smiths

James Nye

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
October 2014
ISBN:
9780198717256
eISBN:
9780191785986
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198717256.001.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Knowledge Management

This book charts the history of Smiths Group (formerly Smiths Industries), a global engineering company in the FTSE100, with a market capitalisation of £5.5bn. Evolving from beginnings in the ... More


Parents Make Contact with Genetic Strangers

Rosanna Hertz and Margaret K. Nelson

in Random Families: Genetic Strangers, Sperm Donor Siblings, and the Creation of New Kin

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
October 2018
ISBN:
9780190888275
eISBN:
9780190888305
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190888275.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter describes how parents use the number assigned to the donor to begin locating others who purchased vials from the same donor. It explains the steps parents make to form connections with ... More


The Unification of Forces

Alvaro De Rújula

in Enjoy Our Universe: You Have No Other Choice

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198817802
eISBN:
9780191859366
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198817802.003.0014
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The quest for a unified theory of all fundamental forces. Faraday’s unification of all “types” of electricity. Maxwell’s unification of electricity, magnetism and light. Heinrich Hertz, and radio ... More


Four Accounts of Grounded Theorizing

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0019
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Four extended accounts of GTM-in-use—illustrations of Methodological Sensitivity from recent PhD students, offering very different uses of GTM in their research. Andrea Gorra’s innovative approach to ... More


Charles Darwin: The Survival of the Grounded Theorist

Antony Bryant

in Grounded Theory and Grounded Theorizing: Pragmatism in Research Practice

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2017
ISBN:
9780199922604
eISBN:
9780190652548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199922604.003.0020
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

Charles Darwin—Grounded Theorist; The nature and status of theories – the theory of evolution, the theory of relativity, grounded theories, and the claims that something ‘is only a theory’. Reading ... More


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