(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Here be startups: exploring London’s ‘Tech City’ digital cluster

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

(1) Spatial Economics Research Centre, School of Economics, London, ROYAUME-UNI


This article performs a detailed mixed-methods analysis, combining rich enterprise-level data with semistructured interviews in Tech City, London. It tracks firm and employment growth from 1997 to 2010 and identify several distinctive features: branching from creative to digital content indus-tries; street-level sorting of firms; the importance of local amenities and a lack of conventional clus-ter actors such as universities or anchor businesses. It also argues that the existing policy mix em-bodies a number of tensions, and suggest areas for improvement


Article of periodic

published at : Environment & planning A / ISSN 0308-518X

Editor : Pion, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1974)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 46, no10 [pp. 2283-2299]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 3 fig., 2 tabl., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 15583 A

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