• Part of
    Ubiquity Network logo

    Read Chapter
  • No readable formats available
  • The Next Frontier: Collaboration in the New Economy

    Manuel Pastor, Chris Benner

    Chapter from the book: Pastor M. & Benner C. 2015. Equity, Growth, and Community: What the Nation Can Learn from America's Metro Areas.


    Chapter 7 explores three places where the new knowledge economy has also involved knowledge communities: Silicon Valley, Raleigh, and Seattle. Silicon Valley has been a sort of poster child for regional stewardship; however, a recent rise in globalization, inequality, and residential separation has helped detach leaders from the region in ways that are worrisome. Raleigh, on the other hand, more or less exemplifies the notion of a diverse and dynamic epistemic community with clear norms and a shared origin story rooted in the Triple Helix cooperation between government, business, and universities. The chapter closes by examining Seattle, home to a mature process of consensus building through mediated gatherings of diverse sector leaders to share and interpret data together on regional issues.

    Chapter Metrics:

    How to cite this chapter
    Pastor M. & Benner C. 2015. The Next Frontier: Collaboration in the New Economy. In: Pastor M. & Benner C, Equity, Growth, and Community. California: University of California Press. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1525/luminos.6.g

    This chapter distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution + NoDerivatives 4.0 license. Copyright is retained by the author(s)

    Peer Review Information

    This book has been peer reviewed. See our Peer Review Policies for more information.

    Additional Information

    Published on Oct. 12, 2015