Dean and Professor - University of California, Berkeley
AnnaLee (Anno) Saxenian is Dean of the U.C. Berkeley School of Information, which offers graduate-level, cross-disciplinary degrees in information management (Doctorate and Masters of Information Management and Systems) and data science (Master of Information and Data Science.) Her scholarship focuses on regional economies and the conditions under which people, ideas, and geographies combine and connect into hubs of economic activity.
Saxenian is author of the internationally acclaimed Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128. Her latest book, The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy explores how skilled immigrants from Silicon Valley have transferred the institutions of technology entrepreneurship to emerging regions in their home countries. She has published widely in journals of economic geography, regional economic development, and industrial change. She holds a PhD from MIT, a Master’s from U.C. Berkeley, and a BA from Williams College.
Publications (5 max.):
The New Argonauts: Regional Advantage in a Global Economy (Harvard University Press, 2006)
Silicon Valley’s New Immigrant Entrepreneurs (Public Policy Institute of California, 1999)
Regional Advantage: Culture and Competition in Silicon Valley and Route 128 (Harvard University Press, 1994)
‘Old economy’ inputs for ‘new economy’ outcomes: cluster formation in the new Silicon Valleys Industrial and Corporate Change, 10 (4) 2001
The origins and dynamics of production networks in Silicon Valley Research Policy 20 (5) October 1991