Title: Bay-to-bay strategic alliances: the network linkages between Taiwan and the US venture capital industries [1]

Authors: AnnaLee Saxenian, Chuen-Yueh Li

Addresses: Department of City and Regional Planning, University of California at Berkeley, 228 Wurster Hall, Berkeley, CA 94720-1850, USA. Department of Economics, Graduate Program, University of California at Los Angeles, 405 Hilgard Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90095-1477, USA

Abstract: Taiwan stands out as an early success story in developing a venture capital (VC) industry. Domestic policy makers introduced VC in the early 1980s and today the island boasts a flourishing VC sector that is closely associated with the upgrading of the personal computer and integrated circuit industries. This paper describes the industry|s origins in the close connections to Silicon Valley built by overseas Chinese, and it analyses the resulting patterns of cross-regional collaboration between the VC industries in the USA and Taiwan.

Keywords: venture capital; investment network; strategic alliance; Overseas Chinese; Silicon Valley; Taiwan; information technology.

DOI: 10.1504/IJNVO.2002.001461

International Journal of Networking and Virtual Organisations, 2002 Vol.1 No.1, pp.17-31

Published online: 03 Jul 2003 *

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