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Title:
Silicon Alley : the rise and fall of a new media district
Author:
Indergaard, Michael, 1956-
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Publication Information:
New York : Routledge, [2004]

©2004
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xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Language:
English
Electronic Access:
Table of contents http://www.loc.gov/catdir/toc/ecip045/2003013134.html
ISBN:
9780415935708

9780415935715
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First published in 2004. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.


Author Notes

Michael Indergaard is Associate Professor of Sociology at St. John's University


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Library Journal Review

Indergaard (sociology, St. John's Univ.) offers an in-depth analysis of New York City's Silicon Alley, chronicling the reasons for its development and ultimate fall. Named by Mark Stahlman, one of the original financiers, Silicon Alley created more than 80,000 new jobs a year and exploded the real estate market in 1998 and 1999. When the Internet stock bubble burst and the Nasdaq declined in value by 34 percent in spring 2000, layoffs and the closing of companies signaled the beginning of the end. The 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center caused loss of lives and property, layoffs, as well as a major economic downturn. Indergaard goes on to offer analysis and suggestions for rebuilding the digital economy, including statistical tables and a compilation of the fates of 37 public companies in Silicon Alley. Also included are extensive bibliographic footnotes. Highly recommended, primarily for academic libraries.-Lucy Heckman, St. John's Univ. Lib., Jamaica, NY (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Table of Contents

Illustrationsp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Chapter 1 The New Media People: Who Were They and Why Did They Believe?p. 1
Chapter 2 Making and Selling a New Media Districtp. 25
Chapter 3 Capital and Credibility: Hooking up with Wall Streetp. 55
Chapter 4 Taking New York into a "New" Economy?p. 83
Chapter 5 Over the River and through the 'Hoodsp. 113
Chapter 6 Silicon Alley Unpluggedp. 133
Chapter 7 Creativity Unbound (and Reframed?)p. 155
Appendices
A Changes in Firm Employment Totals after Stock Listed for Thirty-seven Public Companies in Silicon Alleyp. 181
B Changes in Firm Revenue Totals after Stock Listed for Thirty-seven Public Companies in Silicon Alleyp. 183