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Recent Publications and Working Papers

"Massachusetts High Tech: A 'Manufactory of Species'". Forthcoming. In Becattini, Giacomo; Bellandi, Marco; and De Prisa, Lisa (eds.) The Handbook of Industrial Districts, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2009.

"Massachusetts Medical Devices: Leveraging the Region's Capabilities", MassBenchmarks, Vol. 8, No. 1, 2006: 14-25. On-line at Mass Benchmarks: http://archives.lib.state.ma.us/bitstream/handle/2452/38390/ocm61522998-vol8no1.pdf?sequence=1. Expanded version in Farshchi, Mahtab; Janne, Odile; and McCann, Phil (eds.) Technological Change and Mature Industrial Regions: Firms, Knowledge and Policy, Cheltenham UK: Edward Elgar Publishers, 2009: 155-172.

"The Capabilities Foundations of Technology Management in Rapid Growth, Latecomer Success Stories", May 2008: 25 pages.

"A Baltic Success Story? Estonian Manufacturing in the EU Single Market" (with John Bradley). February 2008: 24 pages.

"Cluster Dynamics in Malaysian Electronics". In K.S. Jomo (ed.) Malaysian Industrial Policy, National University of Singapore Press, 2007, pp. 249-276.

"Regional Specialization and Cluster Drivers: Medical Devices in Massachusetts". On-line publication of the Business History Association, http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/best.pdf

"Discovering Regional Competitive Advantage: Massachusetts High Tech" (with Albert Paquin and Hao Xie). On-line publication of the Business History Association, http://www.thebhc.org/node/1474

"The Geography of Systems Integration". In Andrea Prencipe, Andrew Davies and Mike Hobday (eds.) The Business of Systems Integration, Oxford University Press, 2003, pp. 205-232, 2003.

"Lowell's Industrial Regeneration: Dynamic Technological Capabilities". On-line publication of the Business History Association, http://www.thebhc.org/sites/default/files/Best_0.pdf

"The Malaysian Experience in the Electronics Industry". In Enrique Dussel Peters, Juan José Palacios Lara, and Guillermo Woo Gómez (eds.) The Electronics Industry in Mexico and Jalisco, D.R. Universidad de Guadalajara, 2003, pp. 151-200. In Spanish, "La experiencia de Malasia en la industria electrónica" in La Industria Electrónica en México: Problemática, Perspectivas y Propuestas.