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Silicon Valley problem: Narrowness

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Literature Review: Narrowness problem for Silicon Valley

This “Ten Problems for Silicon Valley in the 2020s” booklet identifies ten relevant areas from very recent contributions put forward at academic level in the form journal articles, conference proceedings and students’ theses. Ten freely accessible internet references have been selected for each area and direct links are provided at the end of each chapter for own consultation. Our selected references do not intend to mirror ranking indexes nor establish novel classifications. On the contrary, they are meant to represent peer-reviewed, diverse and scientifically-sound case studies for vertical dissemination aimed at non-specialist readers. They will also be able to scoop even more references through the bibliography that is reported at the end of each selected reference.

Without further ado, these are the ten problems that we are going to introduce in this booklet:

  1. solutionism,
  2. monopolies,
  3. diversity,
  4. outsiders,
  5. gig economy,
  6. misuse,
  7. narrowness,
  8. obsolescence,
  9. manipulation,
  10. public mood.

Each problem has its own dedicated chapter made of an introductory section, a short presentation of the ten selected references and a conclusions section.

The final chapter of this booklet will report the conclusions from each chapter again in order to provide a complete executive summary.


7 Narrowness

THE PROBLEM — Narrowness is not Silicon Valley’s alone to answer. The social and economic conditions that have enabled the challenges we face were realized and condoned collectively, and we are responsible for solving them together. A focus on the implications of innovative entrepreneurship development in the developing countries is imperative.

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CONCLUSIONS — Where what the Silicon Valley industry believes to be true about itself jars with our experience of what it has become? It is not easy to educate young people in a continually changing world, when the educational systems were developed to transmit the past, not to invent the future. IT departments need to move closer to the business units and constantly update their technological skills in an environment with a high pace of technological innovation. Silicon Valley is not only trying to undermine liberal democracies’ legal frameworks, but to replace them. The Internet of Things is aimed at trapping the unwitting consumer in a ‘smart home’ within a ‘smart city’ aimed at further massively augmenting corporate profits. Some economies are complementary to a specialized niche strategy, while others instead promote a scalable mass-market manifestation of entrepreneurship. it is necessary to incorporate the notion of ‘ecosystem’ to face policy challenges. The entanglement of startup entrepreneurship and nationalism shapes startup entrepreneurship necessary for Finland’s survival in the turmoil of global capitalism. Business internationalization has forced many entrepreneurial firms in Africa to ‘innovate’ to successfully compete and survive. Queerness in Romania, as both perversion to capitalism and desire for something else, is not simply recasting socialist nostalgia, nor reproducing liberal imaginaries.

TEN FREE REFERENCES FROM THE INTERNET — … buy this booklet from Amazon …


Silicon Valley Problems
“Ten Problems for Silicon Valley in the 2020s” booklet for Amazon Kindle, 2020; click on the cover to go to the dedicated Amazon listing page

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