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Imagining Innovation

Sharon Zukin

in The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.003.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

Since the 1980s, and with greater force since the 2010s, the trope “innovation and entrepreneurship” has inspired visions of a more charismatic form of global capitalism led by young, mobile “talent” ... More


The VC Office and the Concentration of Capital

Sharon Zukin

in The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

Profiling New York–based venture capitalists and VC firms that have been established in the city since the early 2000s, the chapter examines their risky but privileged perch between Wall Street and ... More


The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Sharon Zukin

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

The Innovation Complex shows how the new urban economy is being shaped by digital technology businesses and organizations, city government, and a tech-financial meritocracy. Looking closely at ... More


Accelerators, Startups, and the Circulation of Capital

Sharon Zukin

in The Innovation Complex: Cities, Tech, and the New Economy

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780190083830
eISBN:
9780190083861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190083830.003.0004
Subject:
Sociology, Economic Sociology, Culture

This chapter examines the origin stories and career paths of New York–based startup founders, explaining how the growth of startups is directly connected to the emergence of tech accelerators as both ... More


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