Stimulating high–tech venture creation
Abstract:This paper explores whether policy makers can successfully encourage high–tech venture creation. We outline some of the policy interventions that have been used to stimulate new venture creation. We then present case evidence of how a new high–tech industrial district emerged in Dublin, focussing on the role of various policy interventions. We conclude by arguing that a range of appropriately timed policy interventions can be pivotal in the development of internationally competitive high–tech new ventures. However the case suggests that it was a combination of sector level and direct firm level interventions that stimulated and facilitated the emergence of a cohort of high–tech new ventures.
Document Type: Original Article
Affiliations: University College Dublin
Publication date: March 1, 2003