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Silicon Valley: Often Imitated, Never Duplicated

Complete Premium video at: Isabelle Lescent-Giles, associate professor of international business at San Jose University, discusses the uniqueness of Silicon Valley, which she argues cannot be easily duplicated because it's more than just a high-tech hub. "The Silicon Valley has had five or six different reinventions of itself," she says. "And that, I think, we definitely cannot reproduce." ----- SABELLE LESCENT-GILES Associate Professor of International Business, San Jose University PAUL LEWIS Managing Director, Executive Briefing, Economist Intelligent Unit RAVI RAMAMURTI CBA Distinguished Professor of International Business and Director of the Center for Emerging Markets, Northeastern University Moderator: GIDEON LICHFIELD Deputy Editor, The Economist online The Ideas Economy is an online forum that convenes experts from around the world on the subjects of innovation, intelligent infrastructure, information, and human potential. Based on a series of live events from The Economist, The Ideas Economy attracts a community of active participants from business, government, non-profits and the academy who are interested in collaborating to solve global challenges, develop new ideas, and contribute to human progress.
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