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Black swan start-ups : understanding the rise of successful technology business in unlikely places / Sami Mahroum.

By: Mahroum, Sami.
Publisher: London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016Description: xxiii, 254 p.ISBN: 9781137577269.Subject(s): New business enterprises -- Case studies | High technology industries -- Case studies | Industrial location -- Case studies | Success in business -- Case studies | High technology industries | Industrial location | New business enterprises | Success in businessDDC classification: 658.11 Online resources: Click here to access online Review: "This book explores start-ups that thrived against the odds in places where start-up success was deemed to be unlikely. Discussing a number of technology start-ups from around the world that have succeded without state backing nor local venture and seed capital. Black Swan Start-ups provides unique insights into unsung models of success beyond the two dominant narratives of Asia's 'tiger economies' and America's Silicon Valley miracle. The author describes these stories of success as 'black swan events' and ascribes their achievements to the ability of enterpreneurs to leverage the 'place surplus' of their locations, while building connections to support networks outside their immediate geographies, including case studies such as Skype in Estonia, SoundCloud in Germany and Bayt.Com in Dubai, this insightful book gives a holistic and wide-ranging view of how technology start-ups have, and can, succeed in less likely places."--Page [4] of cover.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

"This book explores start-ups that thrived against the odds in places where start-up success was deemed to be unlikely. Discussing a number of technology start-ups from around the world that have succeded without state backing nor local venture and seed capital. Black Swan Start-ups provides unique insights into unsung models of success beyond the two dominant narratives of Asia's 'tiger economies' and America's Silicon Valley miracle. The author describes these stories of success as 'black swan events' and ascribes their achievements to the ability of enterpreneurs to leverage the 'place surplus' of their locations, while building connections to support networks outside their immediate geographies, including case studies such as Skype in Estonia, SoundCloud in Germany and Bayt.Com in Dubai, this insightful book gives a holistic and wide-ranging view of how technology start-ups have, and can, succeed in less likely places."--Page [4] of cover.

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