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Creating High-Technology Growth: High-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1988-1998


  • J. Craig Jenkins
  • Kevin T. Leicht
  • Arthur Jaynes


Growth in the share of high-technology employment is critical to discussions of the postindustrial transition. Do new state and local technology policies create growth in the share of high-technology employment? This article examines this question along with the effects of location and agglomeration advantages, identifying sources of qualitative growth in the U.S. economy. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Southwestern Social Science Association.

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  • J. Craig Jenkins & Kevin T. Leicht & Arthur Jaynes, 2008. "Creating High-Technology Growth: High-Tech Employment Growth in U.S. Metropolitan Areas, 1988-1998," Social Science Quarterly, Southwestern Social Science Association, vol. 89(2), pages 456-481.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:socsci:v:89:y:2008:i:2:p:456-481

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