Martin Kenney

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, Kobe, Stanford, and Tokyo Universities. He co-authored or edited six books and 150 scholarly articles on industrial clusters, entrepreneurship, venture capital, innovation, 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. His forthcoming co-edited book Building Innovation Capacity in China: An Agenda for Averting the Middle Income Trap will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2016. He is a receiving editor at the world’s premier innovation research journal, Research Policy. His research has been funded by the NSF, the Kauffman, Sloan, and Matsushita Foundations, among others.

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