Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neo-liberalism, knowledge economy and post-socialism.
Item Type:Journal Article
Citation:Sokol, M., Silicon Valley in Eastern Slovakia? Neo-liberalism, knowledge economy and post-socialism., Europe-Asia Studies, 65, 7, 2013, 1324 - 1343
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The essay critically examines the prospect of emulating a Silicon Valley-style regional development in the post-socialist context of East-Central Europe. It underlines the problematic nature of the Silicon Valley concept itself and examines the way in which the concept has been `domesticated? in Kosice, a peripheral region in eastern Slovakia undergoing a painful post-socialist transformation towards the market economy. In doing so, the essay also highlights links between neoliberalism, post-socialism and the knowledge-based economy.
European Union (EU)
FP6 / No 022780 (TRANSFORM)
Author: SOKOL, MARTIN
Type of material:Journal Article
Series/Report no:Europe-Asia Studies
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