For more than 30 years Jerry has written and collaborated on a wide range of influential publications.


The Renaissance of the City as a Cluster of Innovation [in press]
What I’ve learned About Teaching Entrepreneurship: Perspectives of Five Master Educators, 2016 Annals of Entrepreneurship Education, Vol 2, with M.Schindehutte, H.Neck, R. Smilor, and B.Rossi Edward Elgar Publishing, Northampton MA, 2016
Life-cycle of Areas of Innovation, with Jasmina Berbegal-Mirabent and Josep Pique, Chapter 1.5 of Areas of Innovation in Global Word, IASP, Malaga Spain, Summer 2016
Clusters of Innovation: Lessons from Silicon Valley. California Management Review, Winter 2015
Global Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth Around the World, Edward Elgar Publishing, Cheltenham UK and Northampton MA, 2014


The Lean LaunchPad Educators Teaching Handbook with Steve Blank, VentureWell, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015
Financing Innovation: Why Emerging Secondary Markets are Good for the Venture Capital Economy, White Paper, June 2012
John Freeman: Entrepreneurship and Innovation Defined—a personal remembrance with David J. Teece, Industrial and Corporate Change 2012 21: 245-248
Accelerating Corporate Innovation: Lessons from the Venture Capital Model; What can Corporate Innovators Learn from the Practices of Agile Start-Ups? Research-Technology Management, May-June 2011
Global Networks of Clusters of Innovation: The Case of Israel and Silicon Valley, with Itxaso del-Palacio, California Management Review, Winter 2011
How Can Governments Create Clusters of Innovation? The Case of 22@Barcelona, with Itxaso Del-Palacio, Revista Economica de Catalunya, Fall 2011
Triple Helix Model to Create Global Networks of Clusters of Innovation (NCOI), with Itxaso Del-Palacio and Josep Miquel Pique, Triple Helix VIII, Madrid Spain, October 2010
Creating Global Networks of Clusters of Innovation from Science Parks, with Josep Miguel Pique and Itxaso del Palacio, Proceedings of the 27th IASP World Conference on Science and Technology Parks, May 2010
Global Networks of Clusters of Innovation: Accelerating the Internationalization of the Innovation Process, with Itxaso del-Palacio, Business Horizons, Indiana University Press, Volume 52, Number 5, September-October 2009
Models of Innovation: Corporate v. Start-up Ventures, with John Freeman, California Management Review, November 2007
Start-Up & Emerging Companies, Chapter 20, Accounting and Related Tax Issues, with Marc Berger, Law Journal Press, in print
Technology Entrepreneurship Education: Theory to Practice with David Charron, Intel Corporation and the Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation, 2007
Taxation of Exempt Organizations: The Tax on Unrelated Business Income, Pennsylvania CPA Spokesman, Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accounts, Val XLVIII, No.4, February 1978


Google and Niantic Labs: The Professional Entrepreneur and Innovation in Silicon Valley, Berkeley-Haas Case Series, June 2016 Case interview with Niantic Founder and CEO John Hanke
Barbarians at the Gate: RMS Teleinformatics’ Acquisition by a Private Equity Fund, with Marian Moszoro and Javier Santoma, case study F-852-E published by IESE Business School, University of Navarra, September 2010
Aurora Biofuels: Financing the Startup, with N. Dintenfass, Lester Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation case series, Haas School of Business, 2006

THE BOOK | Global Clusters of Innovation: Entrepreneurial Engines of Economic Growth Around the World

Entrepreneurship and innovation are the drivers of value creation in the twenty-first century. In the geography of the global economy there are ‘hot spots’ where new technologies germinate at an astounding rate and pools of capital, expertise, and talent foster the development of new industries, and new ways of doing business. These clusters of innovation have key attributes distinct from traditional industrial clusters, allowing them to serve as models for economic expansion in developed and developing countries.

How do these clusters emerge? What is the role of individual institutions such as governments, universities, major corporations, investors, and the individual entrepreneur? Are there systemic underpinnings, an invisible hand, that encourage these communities?The book begins with a presentation of the Clusters of Innovation Framework that identifies the salient components, behaviors, and linkages that characterize an innovation cluster, followed by an analysis of the archetypal cluster, Silicon Valley. Subsequent chapters probe how these characteristics apply in a diverse selection of economic communities in Germany, Belgium, Spain, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, Taiwan, China, Colombia, Mexico, and Brazil. Concluding chapters investigate the role of organizations as disseminators of best practices in entrepreneurship and innovation.

Students and professors of economics, business, public policy, management, entrepreneurship, and innovation will find this book a useful resource. Corporate executives, university administrators, government officials, policy makers, and entrepreneurs will also find it an insightful guide.

Selected Reviews:

“This edited volume makes a major contribution to our understanding of the factors that have actually shaped successful geographic clusters of innovation. Its global focus is particular informative and illuminating and makes it a major resource for both managers and investors. “  

David Vogel, Haas School of BusinessDepartment of Political Science,

University of California, Berkeley


”Jerome Engel’s Global Clusters of Innovation provides a fascinating look into what drives innovation and entrepreneurship, exploring the common denominators that allow seemingly disparate eco-systems around the world to become hot spots for economic expansion. As I work closely with Engel in disseminating the Lean LaunchPad ‘evidenced based entrepreneurship’  method of stimulating innovation, I was interested to see how he extends on his Silicon Valley experience to define, delineate and corroborate a generalizable model for regional innovation clusters. I enjoyed how, starting with Silicon Valley, he and his co-authors, use compelling case studies to illuminate how diverse and far-flung communities emerge to become models for innovation driven economic growth.”

Steve Blank, Silicon Valley Veteran & Entrepreneur, recognized as a founding contributor to the Lean Startup movement.


Paperback: 432 pages
Publisher: Edward Elgar
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1786434342
ISBN-13: 978-1786434340