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Martin Kenney, Professor, Department of Human Ecology, UC Davis
Jul 16, 2015 from 12:00 PM to 01:00 PM (America/Los_Angeles / UTC-700)
1130 K Street, Room LL3
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Public Universities and
Regional Development

Martin Kenney
Professor of Community and Regional Development
University of California, Davis

Professor Kenney’s lecture examines the contributions the various University of California campuses have made to California's rise to become the world's first knowledge-based economy. He will show how campus relationships with local industries co-evolved in ways that benefited the university researchers, local entrepreneurs and their firms, and ultimately the California economy. Martin Kenney is a Professor in Community and Regional Development at the University of California, Davis; a Senior Project Director at the Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy and Senior Fellow at the Research Institute for the Finnish Economy. He has been a visiting scholar at Cambridge, Hitotsubashi, Stanford, and Tokyo Universities. He co-authored or edited six books and 150 scholarly articles on industrial clusters, entrepreneurship, venture capital, university-industry relations, and value chain upgrading.
His first book Biotechnology: The University-Industrial Complex was published by Yale University Press. His most recent edited books Public Universities and Regional Growth, Understanding Silicon Valley, and Locating Global Advantage were published by Stanford University Press where he edits the book series Innovation and Technological Change in the Global Economy. He is co-editing a book on Chinese innovation to be published by Cambridge University Press. He is a receiving editor at the world’s premier innovation research journal, Research Policy. His research has been funded by the NSF and the Kauffman, Sloan, and Matsushita Foundations.


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