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Jan Fagerberg, Maryann P. Feldman and Martin Srholec

This article analyzes factors shaping technological capabilities in USA and European countries, and shows the differences between the two continents in this respect are much smaller that commonly assumed.

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Maryann Feldman and Nichola Lowe

This chapter synthesizes our prior work that examines the role of governance in creating place-specific advantages. We define governance as the interactive process of building consensus to solve a collective problem. Thus, governance creates social norms and institutions that may responsibly advance place-specific advantage. Through this process, conditions are created that generate interest and expertise around a local industry, putting the “secrets” of the industry into the air of public conversation.

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Maryann P. Feldman and Ted Douglas Zoller

This chapter examines the internal anatomy of regional social capital and develops a role for dealmakers – individuals who provide active regional stewardship. An empirical analysis of 12 US regions finds great variation in the presence of dealmakers. The strong local presence of dealmakers is correlated with high start-up rates. Our empirical results suggest that the local presence of dealmakers is more important for successful entrepreneurship than aggregate measures of regional entrepreneurial and investor networks. Moreover, we find that the presence of dealmakers is a better predictor of the status of the regional entrepreneurial economy.
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Maryann P. Feldman and Shiri M. Breznitz

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Maryann P. Feldman and Alexandra Graddy-Reed

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Zoltan J. Acs, David B. Audretsch and Maryann P. Feldman