AnnaLee Saxenian is Dean and Professor in the School of Information Management and Systems (SIMS) and professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at the University of California, Berkeley. She is an internationally-recognized scholar of regional economic development. Her research on technology regions such as California’s Silicon Valley, Boston’s Route 128, and Cambridge England has been published in a wide range of academic and trade journals. Her book Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 , published by Harvard University Press, was acclaimed as scholarship at its best: thoroughly researched, elegantly written, and a compelling story that’s relevant to business executives and policy makers everywhere.
She is the author, most recently, of The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy. Also published by Harvard University Press, it explores how immigrant engineers and scientists have transferred technology entrepreneurship to regions in China, India, and Taiwan.