Innovation and technology entrepreneurship cultures between Ghana, Southern China, and Silicon Valley
This research will investigate contemporary social and technological processes that bring together and motivate specific kinds of leaders shaping transnational networks of design and innovation in computing and communication technologies. Ethnographic research of tech entrepreneurship cultures in Accra (Ghana), Shenzhen (China), and Silicon Valley (USA) will document the complex reality of global technology production. By focusing on innovation and entrepreneurship cultures, this project fosters a nuanced understanding of how models of technology production are changing in a world that is growing more connected globally. It also shows how both resource-rich and resource-constrained environments are innovating transnationally, and identifies what can be learned from them.
Start date: 1/1/2017
End date: 12/31/2019
Innovation and technology entrepreneurship cultures between Ghana, Southern China, and Silicon Valley, National Science Foundation: $499,441
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