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Martin Kenney

Martin Kenney

Professor of Human and Community Development

2307 Hart Hall
UC Davis
One Shields Ave

Davis , CA 95616
Office Phone: (530) 752-0328


  1. Cornell University, Ph.D. 1984, Development Sociology
  2. San Diego State University, B.A. 1974, M.A. 1976, Sociology




2000       Arthur Andersen Distinguished Visitor

May-      Judge Institute of Management Studies

June       Cambridge University


1999-     Senior Project Director

Berkeley Roundtable on the International Economy

University of California, Berkeley


1995       Visiting Professor

Oct.-       Graduate School of International Cooperation Studies

Dec.        Kobe University, Kobe, Japan


1995          Visiting Professor

Aug.-      Institute of Work Sociology

Sept.       Copenhagen Business School, Copenhagen, Denmark


1994       Visiting Professor

Oct.-       Institute of Social Science

Dec.        University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan


1993       Visiting Professor

Oct.-       Institute of Economic Research

Dec.        Osaka City University, Osaka, Japan


1992-        Professor


1991-92 Associate Chairman


1989-92 Associate Professor

Department of Human and Community Development

University of California, Davis


1989-90 Associate Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

The Ohio State University


1988-89 Visiting Professor

Institute of Business Research

Hitotsubashi University, Kunitachi, Tokyo, Japan


1984-89 Assistant Professor

Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio





2007-        Visiting Professor

Laboratory of Learning and Innvoation in Networks and Communities

Management Technology and Innovation

University of Grenoble

Grenoble, France


2007-     Research Fellow

                Center for Entrepreneurship

                University of California, Davis

                Davis, CA 95616




1980          Summer Intern (Supervisor: Vinod Mubayi)

Division of the Environment and Energy

Brookhaven National Laboratory

Brookhaven, NY


1979       Summer Intern (Supervisor: Eric Pulliam)

Solar Energy Office

                San Diego County Integrated Planning Office


1977-78 Planning Aide I

                Solar Energy Office

                San Diego County Integrated Planning Office






5. M. Kenney with R. Florida (Eds.). 2004. Locating Global Advantage: Industry Dynamics in the International Economy (Stanford: Stanford University Press).


4. M. Kenney (Ed.). Hardback and paperback 2000. Understanding Silicon Valley: Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford: Stanford University Press).

                Translated into Japanese in 2002 (Tokyo: Nihon Keizai Huoron-sha)


3. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1993. Beyond Mass Production: The Japanese System and Its Transfer to the U.S. (Oxford University Press 1993).


2. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1990, paperback 1991. The Breakthrough Illusion: Corporate America's Failure to Link Production and Innovation. (New York: Basic Books)


1. M. Kenney. 1986, paperback 1988. Biotechnology:  The University-Industrial Complex. (New Haven: Yale University Press).




128. M. Kenney. 2007. Testimony at Hearing Entitled “The Globalization of R & D and Innovation, Pt. III: How do Companies Choose Where to Build R & D Facilities?” held by the Subcommittee on Technology and Innovation, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives (October 4).


127. D-W. Sohn and M. Kenney. 2007. “Universities, Clusters, and Innovation Systems: The Case of Seoul, Korea.”

World Development (35) 6: 991-1004


126. K. Chen and M. Kenney. 2007. “Universities/Research Institutes and Regional Innovation Systems: The Cases of Beijing and Shenzhen.” World Development (35) 6: 1056-1074


125. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2007. “The Next Wave of Globalization: Relocating Service Provision to India.” World Development 35, (5): 772–791.


124. M. Kenney, K. Han, and S. Tanaka. 2007. “Venture Capital in Asia.” In H. Rowen, M. G. Hancock, and W. F. Miller (Eds.) Making IT: The Rise of Asia in High Tech (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 290-322.


123. M. Kenney and D. Patton. 2006. “The Coevolution of Technologies and Institutions: Silicon Valley as the Iconic High-Technology Cluster.” In P. Braunerhjelm and M. Feldman (Eds.) Cluster Genesis: Tehcnology-Based Industrial Development (Oxford: Oxford University Press):  38-60.


122. M. Kenney and R. Dossani. 2006. “Digitizing Services: What Stays Where and Why.” In S. Bagchi-Sen and H.L. Smith (eds.) Economic Geography: Past, Present and Future (Oxon, UK: Routledge): 136-144.


121. G. Balatchandirane, M. Blasgen, A. Bode, C. H. House, M. Kenney, V. Mansingh, G. Marklund, B. Shah, T. Umezawa. 2006. “Chapter 3: The Country Perspective.”  In W. Aspray, F. Mayadas, and M.Y. Vardi (Eds.) Globalization and Offshoring of Software: A Report of the ACM Job Migration Task Force (New York: ACM).


120. A. Aggarwal, O. Berry, M. Kenney, S. A. Lenway, and V. Taylor. 2006. “Chapter 4: Corporate Strategies for Software Globalization.” In W. Aspray, F. Mayadas, and M.Y. Vardi (Eds.) Globalization and Offshoring of Software: A Report of the ACM Job Migration Task Force (New York: ACM).


119. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2006. “The Relocation of Service Providers to Developing Nations: The Case of India.” In J. Zysman and A. Newman (Eds.) How Revolutionary Was the Digital Revolution (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 193-216.


118. G. Avnimelech, M. Kenney, and M. Teubal. 2005. “A Life-Cycle Model for th Creation of National Venture Capital Industries.” In E. Guilani, R. Rabellotti, and M. Dijk (Eds.) Clusters Facing Competition: The Importance of External Linkages (London: Ashgate): 195-214.


Reprinted from an earlier working paper: G. Avnimelech, M. Kenney, and M. Teubal. 2004. “Building Venture Capital Industries: Understanding the U.S. and Israeli Experience.” In The Global Venture Capital Handbook 2004. (New York: Aspatore Inc.): 157-206.


117. D. Hsu and M. Kenney. 2005. “Organizing Venture Capital: The Rise and Demise of American Research & Development Corporation, 1946-1973.” Industrial and Corporate Change 14: 579-616.


116. D. Patton and M. Kenney. 2005. “The Spatial Configuration of the Entrepreneurial Support Network for the Semiconductor Industry.” R&D Management 35 (1): 1-18.


115. M. Kenney and D. Patton. 2005. “Entrepreneurial Geographies: Support Networks in Three High-Tech Industries.” Economic Geography 81 (2): 201-228.


114. D. Patton and M. Kenney. 2005. “The Spatial Distribution of Entrepreneurial Support Networks: Evidence From Semiconductor Initial Public Offerings From 1996 Through 2000.”  In Dirk Fornahl (Ed.) The Role of Labor Market Mobility and Informal Networks for Knowledge Transfer.  (London:  Kluwer).


113. A. Smith, C. P. Morrison, W. R. Goe, and M. Kenney.  2004. “Computer and Internet Use by Great Plains Farmers.” Journal of Agricultural and Resource Economics 29 (3): 481-500.


112. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2004. “Moving Tata Consultancy Services into the ‘Global Top 10’.” Journal of Strategic Management Education 1 (2): 383-402.


111. D. Mayer and M. Kenney. 2004. “Ecosystems and Acquisition Management: Understanding Cisco’s Strategy.” Industry and Innovation 11, (4): 299-326.


110. M. Kenney, K. Han, and S. Tanaka. 2004. “Venture Capital Industries in East Asia.” In S. Yusuf, M. Altaf, and K. Nabeshima (Eds.) Global Change and East Asian Policy Initiatives  (Oxford: Oxford University Press): 391-427.


Reprinted in The Global Venture Capital Handbook 2004. (New York: Aspatore Inc.): 142-181.



109. M. Kenney and W. R. Goe. 2004. “The Role of Social Embeddedness in  Professorial Entrepreneurship: A Comparison of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science at UC Berkeley and Stanford.” Research Policy 33 (5): 691-707.


108. M Kenney. 2004. “What Goes Up, Must Come Down: The Politics of the U.S. Internet Industry.” In Jens Frøslev Christensen (Ed.) Industrial Dynamics of the New Digital Economy (Cheltenham: UK and Northampton, USA: Edward Elgar): 33-55.


107. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2003. “’Lift and Shift’: Moving the Back Office to India.” Information Technology and International Development 1 (2): 21-37.


106. U. v. Burg and M. Kenney. 2003. “Sponsors, Communities, and Standards: Ethernet vs. Token Ring in the Local Area Networking Business.” Industry and Innovation 10 (4): 351-375.


105. M. Kenney. 2003. “Introduction.” In Martin Kenney with Richard Florida (eds.) Locating Global Advantage (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 1-12.


104. M. Kenney. 2003. “The Shifting Value Chain: The Television Industry in North America.” In Martin Kenney with Richard Florida (eds.) Locating Global Advantage (Stanford: Stanford University Press).


103. J. Curry, and M. Kenney 2003. “The Organizational and Geographic Configuration of the Personal Computer Value Chain.” In M. Kenney with R. Florida (eds.) Locating Global Advantage (Stanford: Stanford University Press) pp. 113-141.


102. M. Kenney, K. Han, and S. Tanaka. 2003.” The Globalization of Venture Capital: The Cases of Taiwan and Japan.” In Anthony Bartzokas and Sunil Mani (Eds.) Financial Systems, Corporate Investment in Innovation and Venture Capital (Cheltenham: UK and Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar): 52-84.


101. M. Kenney and S. Tanaka. 2003. "Transferring the Learning Factory to America? The Japanese Television Assembly Transplants." In W. Cooke (Ed.) Multinational Companies and the Transnational Workplace: Strategies for Human Resource Management and Labor Relations (Westport, CT: Quorum Books): 123-142.


100. M. Kenney. 2003. "The Growth and Development of the Internet in the United States." B. Kogut (Ed.) The Global Internet Economy (Cambridge: MIT Press): 69-108.


99. M. Kenney. 2004. "Venture Capital." International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences Editors-in-Chief N. J. Smelser and P. B. Baltes pp. 16158-16161.    


98. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2002. "Creating an Environment for Venture Capital in India." World Development, 30 (2): 227-253.


97. M. Kenney. 2002. “Beyond Toyotism: Thinking about the Japanese Economy in the 21st Century.” In S-J Park, A. Holzhausen, and B. Lunau (Eds.) Social Science Centered Studies in Modern Japan (Berlin: Institute for Asian Studies, Freie Universitat Berlin): 219-232.


96. M. Kenney and J. Curry. 2002. "The Internet and the Personal Computer Value Chain."  In BRIE-IGCC E-conomy Project (eds.).  Tracking a Transformation.  (Washington, DC: Brookings Institution Press): 151-177.


Excerpted in Tech Trends Monthly "Dell, the PC Value Chain, and the Internet." (Port Chester, New York: D.H. Brown Associates, Inc.): 1, 15-20.


95. M. Kenney and J.  Curry. 2001. "Beyond Transaction Costs: E-commerce and the Power of the Internet Dataspace."  In T. Leinbach and S. Brunn (eds.)  Worlds of E-Commerce: Economic, Geographical and Social Dimensions (New York: Wiley): 45-65.


94. M. Kenney. 2001. "Regional Clusters, Venture Capital and Entrepreneurship: What Can the Social Sciences Tell Us about Silicon Valley." In Social Sciences and Innovation (Paris: Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development): 55-77.


93. O. Contreras, M. Kenney, and J. Curry. 2001. "Internet y Desarollo Regional en el Noroeste de Mexico." Comercio Exterior (April): 308-316.


92. M. Kenney. 2001. “The Temporal Dynamics of Knowledge Creation in the Information Society.” In Ikujiro Nonaka and Toshihiro Nishiguchi (ed.) Knowledge Emergence: Social, Technical, and Evolutionary Dimensions of Knowledge Creation (New York: Oxford University Press): 93-110.


91. M. Kenney and U. v. Burg. 2001.  “Paths and Regions: The Creation and Growth of Silicon Valley.” In R. Garud and P. Karnoe (Eds.) Path Dependence and Path Creation (New York: Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates): 127-148.


90. U. v. Burg and M. Kenney. 2001. “Capital and Technology: Venture Capital and the Establishment of the Local Area Networking Industry in Silicon Valley.” In S.Yonekura and M. Lynskey (eds.). The Entrepreneur and Organization: Comparative Perspectives (New York: Oxford University Press): 209-237.


89. M. Kenney. 2000. "Introduction." In M. Kenney (Ed.). 2000. Understanding Silicon Valley: Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 1-14.


88. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 2000. "Venture Capital in Silicon Valley: Fueling New Firm Formation."  In M. Kenney (Ed.). 2000. Understanding Silicon Valley: Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 98-123.


87. M. Kenney and U. von Burg. 2000. "Institutions and Economies: Creating Silicon Valley." In M. Kenney (Ed.). Understanding Silicon Valley: Anatomy of an Entrepreneurial Region (Stanford: Stanford University Press): 218-240


86. U. von Burg and M. Kenney. 2000. “There at the Beginning: Venture Capital and the Creation of the Local Area Networking Industry.” Research Policy 29 (9): 1135-1155.


Reprinted in L. Busenitz, H. Sapienza, and M. Wright (Eds.) Venture Capital (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar).


85. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 2000 hbk, 2001 pbk. “Transfer and Replication of Organizational Capabilities.” In G. Dosi, R. Nelson, S. Winter (eds.) The Nature and Dynamics of Organizational Capabilities (New York: Oxford University Press): 281-310. 


84. M. Kenney. 1999. “Institutions and Knowledge: The Dilemmas of Success in the Korean Electronics Industry.” Asian Pacific Business Review 5 (1): 1-28.


83. M. Kenney and J. Curry. 1999. “Knowledge Creation and Temporality in the Information Economy.” In Raghu Garud and Joe Porac (eds.) Cognition, Knowledge, and Organizations (Connecticut: JAI Press): 149-170.


82. M. Kenney. 1999. “Transplantation?: Comparing Japanese Television Assembly Plants in Japan and the U.S.” In Paul Adler, W. Mark Fruin, and Jeffrey Liker (eds.) Remade in America (New York: Oxford University Press): 256-293).


81. M.  Kenney and J. Curry. 1999. “E-Commerce: Implications for Firm Strategy and Industry Configuration.” Industry and Innovation 6 (2): 131-151.


80. J. Curry and M. Kenney. 1999. "Beating the Clock: Corporate Responses to Rapid Change in the PC Industry." California Management Review (Fall): 8-36.


Spanish translation by Enrique Dussel Peters, Juan Jose Placios Lara, Guillermo Woo Gomez (Eds.) 2003. La Industria Electronica en Mexico: Problematica, Perspectivas y Propuestas (Guadaljara: University of Guadalajara Press): 103-150.


79. N. Lowe and M. Kenney. 1999. “Foreign Investment and the Global Geography of Production: Why the Mexican Consumer Electronics Industry Failed.” World Development 27 (8): 1427-1443.


78. M. Kenney and U. v. Burg. 1999. “Technology and Path Dependence: The Divergence between Silicon Valley and Route 128.” Industrial and Corporate Change 8 (1): 67-103.


77. M. Kenney, O. Contreras, J. Romero, and M. Bustos. 1999. “Labor-Management Relations in Japanese Consumer Electronics Maquiladoras.” In S. Beechler and A. Bird (ed.) Japanese Multinationals Abroad (New York: Oxford University Press): 151-168. (forthcoming translation into Spanish).


76. J. Curry and M. Kenney. 1999. “The Paradigmatic City: Postindustrial Illusion and the Los Angeles School.” Antipodes 31 (1): 1-28.


75. M. Tolich, M. Kenney, and N. Biggart. 1999. “Managing the Managers: Japanese Management Strategies in the U.S.” Journal of Management Studies 36 (5):587-607.


74. R. Delbridge, M. Kenney and J. Lowe.  1998. “UK Manufacturing in the 21st Century:  Learning Factories and Knowledge Workers?” In R. Delbridge and J. Lowe (eds.) Manufacturing in Transition (London: Routledge): 224-241.


73. M. Kenney and J. Curry. 1998. “The Internet, New Firm Formation, and Enterprise Patterns"  Hitotsubashi Business Review, 46 (2): 19-35.


72. M. Kenney, W. R. Goe, O. Contreras, J. Romero, and M. Bustos. 1998. “Learning Factories or Reproduction Factories?: Labor-Management Relations in the Japanese Consumer Electronics Maquiladoras in Mexico.” Work and Occupations 25, (3): 269-304.


Reprinted in Dan Cornfield, Karen Campbell, and Holly McCammon (eds.)  Working in

Restructured Workplaces  (Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2001): 81-104.


71. N. Lowe and M. Kenney. 1998. “To Create an Industry: The Growth of Consumer Electronics Manufacturing in Mexico and Taiwan.” Science, Technology and Society 3 (1): 49-74.


70. M. Kenney. 1998. “Biotechnology and the Creation of a New Economic Space.” In A. Thackray (ed.) Private Science: Biotechnology and the Rise of Molecular Sciences (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press): 131-143.


69. M. Kenney. 1997. “Value Creation in the Late 20th Century: The Rise of the Knowledge Worker.” In J. Davis, T. Hirshl, and M. Stack (eds.) Cutting Edge: Technology, Information, Capitalism and Social Revolution (London: Verso): 87-102.


68. M. Kenney, J. Romero, D. Choi. 1997. “Japanese and Korean Investment in the Maquiladoras: What Role in Global Value Chains?” Estudios Sociales 7, (14): 99-124.


67. O. Contreras, J. Estrada, and M. Kenney. 1997. “Los Gerentes de las Maquiladoras como Agentes de Endogeneizacio de la Industria.” Comercio Exterior 47 (8): 670-679.

Reprinted in Desarrollo Fronterizo y Globalizacion A. Mungaray and G. Garcia (Mexico City: ANUIES):



66. D. Choi and M. Kenney. 1997. “The Globalization of Korean Industry: Korean Maquiladoras in Mexico.” Frontera Norte 9, (January-June): 5-22.


65. M. Kenney and J. Curry. 1996. “Labor and Capitalist Accumulation in the Late Twentieth Century: What and Who is Flexible.” In D. Knudsen (ed.) The Transition to Flexibility (Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers): 33-48.


64.  M. Kenney. 1996. “The Role of Information, Knowledge and Value in the Late 20th Century.” Futures 8, (8): 695-708.


63. M. Kenney. 1996. “Preliminary Thoughts on the Relationship between Knowledge Creation and Obsolescence in an Information‑based Economy.” Novo Economia (Brazil) 6 (2): 23-44.


62. S. Tanaka and M. Kenney. 1996. “U.S. and Japanese Electronics Industries in Malaysia: A Comparative Analysis.” Journal of International Cooperation Studies 4, (1): 59-72.


61. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1996. "Social Organization, Labor Policy, and Labor Relations in Japan's U.S. Transplants." In F. Deyo (ed.) Social Reconstructions of the World Automobile Industry : Competition, Power and Industrial Flexibility (London: Macmillan Press): 51-86.


60.    M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1995. "The Transfer of Japanese Management Styles in Two U.S. Transplant Industries: Autos and Electronics." Journal of Management Studies 32, (6): 789-802.

Reprinted in: The Globalization of the World Economy edited by M. Kotabe and M. J. Mol (Camberley, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006)


59. U. von Burg and M. Kenney. 1995. “Silicon Valley and the Creation of the Computer Networking Industry.” Hitotsubashi Business Review 42, (4): 15-44.


58. M. Kenney. 1995. "University-Industry Relations in Biotechnology." In M. Fransman, G. Junne, and A. Roobeck The Biotechnology Revolution (London: Blackwell): 302-310.


57. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1994. "Japanese Transplants and NAFTA." In N. Nakagawa Economic Areas and New Industrialization in Asia and North America (Tokyo, University of Tokyo Press): 183-207 (in Japanese).


56. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1994. "Institutions and Economic Transformation: The Case of Postwar Japanese Capitalism." Growth and Change 25 (2): 247-262.

A.      Reprinted in Regional Dynamics edited by K. Haynes, K. Button, and P. Nijkamp (London: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, 1997).


55. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1994. "The Internationalization of Japanese Corporate R&D." Economic Geography 70, (40): 344-369.


54. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1994. "Japanese Maquiladoras: Production Organization and Global Commodity Chains." World Development 22, (1): 27-44.

A.      Reprinted in The Globalization of the World Economy edited by C. Miller (London: Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd.).


53. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1994. "The Organization and Geography of Japanese R&D: Results from a Survey of Japanese Electronics and Biotechnology Firms." Research Policy 23: 305-323.


52. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1993. "The New Age of Capitalism: Innovation-Mediated Production." Futures 25 (6): 637-652.


51. R. Jussaume and M. Kenney. 1993. "Japanese Investment in United  States Food and Agriculture: Evidence from California and Washington." Agri-business 9, (4): 413-424.


50. M. Kenney. 1992. "Propriedad intelectual, biotecnologia y desarallo internacional." In R. Casas, M. Chauvet, and D. Rodriguez (eds.) La biotecnologia y sus repercusiones socioeconomicas y politicas (Mexico City: Instituto de Investigaciones Sociales, UNAM): 51-62.


49. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1992. "Breakthrough Illusion and Technology Policy." Forum for Applied Research and Public Policy 7, 3 (Fall):27-36.


48. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1992. "The Japanese Transplants: Production Organization and Regional Development." Journal of the American Planning Association 58, 1 (Winter 1992):21-38. 

Received Best Article of 1992 award from the American Planning Association.


47. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1992. "Restructuring in Place: Japanese Investment, Production Organization and the Restructuring of Steel." Economic Geography (April):146-173.


46. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1991. "Organization vs. Culture: Japanese Automotive Transplants in the U.S." Industrial Relations Journal 22, 3 (Autumn):181-196.


45. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1991. "Japanese Foreign Direct Investment in U.S.: The Case of the Automotive Transplants." In Jonathan Morris and Rob Imrie (eds.) Japan in the Global Economy (London: Routledge): 91-114.


44. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1991. " Transplanted Organizations: The Transfer of Japanese Industrial Organization to the U.S." American Sociological Review 56, 3 (June):381-398.

A.      Reprinted in Organizational Capability and Competitive Advantage: Debates, Dynamics and Policy. William Lazonick and William Mass (eds.) (London: Edward Elgar, 1995).

B.      Reprinted in Science, Technology and R&D in Japan. Morris Low (ed.) (London: Routledge, 2001).


43. M. Kenney. 1991. "The Impacts of the International Political Economy on National Biotechnology Programs." In C. Sen and S. Datta (eds.) Biotechnology in Crop Protection (Kalyani: Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalya):181-236.


42. M. Kenney. 1991. "Biotechnology and the Public Sector." In A. Sasson and V. Costarini (eds.) Biotechnologies in Perspective: Socio-economic Implications for Developing Countries (Paris: UNESCO):83-92.


41. I. Nonaka and M. Kenney. 1991. "Towards a New Theory of Innovation Management: A Case Study Comparing Canon, Inc. and Apple Computer Inc." Journal of Engineering and Technology Management 8:67-83.


40. M. Kenney, L. Lobao, J. Curry and M. Kenney. 1991. "Fordism in US Agriculture: The Myth of the 'Island Empire' Hypothesis." In W. Friedland, L. Busch, F. Buttel and A. Rudy (eds.) Agriculture in Advanced Capitalism (Boulder, CO: Westview Press):173-188.


39. R. Goe and M. Kenney. 1991. "The Restructuring of the Global Economy and the Future of U.S. Agriculture."  In K. Pigg (ed.) The Future of Rural America: Anticipating Policies for Constructive Change (Boulder, CO: Westview Press):137-153.


38. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1991. "US-Japan Competition in High Technology: Work and Employment."  New Technology, Work, and Employment 6 (Spring): 28-42.


37. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1990. "Silicon Valley and Route 128 Won't Save Us." California Management Review 33, (Fall): 68-88.


"A Response to Richard Florida and Martin Kenney" by AnnaLee Saxenian California Management Review 33 (Spring): 136-142.

"Richard Florida and Martin Kenney Respond,"  California Management Review 33 (Spring): 143-146.


36. R. Goe and M. Kenney. 1990. "Should Information Be a Social or Economic Good in the Emerging Information Society." In Sven Lundstedt (ed.) Telecommunications, Values, and the Public Interest (Norwood, NJ: Ablex Press):254-272.


35. J. Curry and M. Kenney. 1990. "Biotechnology and the Land Grant Universities."  Rural Sociology 55 (1):44-57.


34. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1990. "Restructuring of Japanese and U.S. Industry." Environment and Planning A 22 (1): 233-252.


33. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1989. "The Evolution of Research and Development in U.S. Industry: From Corporate R&D Laboratory to Venture Capital Financed Startups." Hitotsubashi Journal of Commerce and Management 24 (1): 41-52.


32. M. Kenney, L. Lobao, J. Curry and R. Goe. 1989. "The Political Economy of Midwestern Agriculture." 1989. Sociologia Ruralis 29 (2):131-48.


31. M. Kenney. 1989. "The Debate Over the Deliberate Release of Genetically Engineered Organism: A Study of State Environmental Policy Making."  In J. Molnar and H. Kinnucan (eds.) Biotechnology and the New Agricultural Revolution (Boulder, CO: Westview Press):73-102.


30. F. Buttel and M. Kenney. 1988. "Biotechnology and Third World Development: Strategies and Prospects for Overcoming Dependence." In V. Panchamukhi (ed.) Biotechnology for Third World Development: Prospects for Overcoming Dependence (New Delhi, India: UNRISD, 1988):315-348.


29. A. Mair, R. Florida, and M. Kenney. 1988. "The New Geography of Automobile Production: Japanese Transplants in North America." Economic Geography 64 (4): 352-74.


28. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1988. "Japan's Role in the Postfordist Age." Futures 21, (4):136-51.


27. M. Kenney. 1988. "The University in the Information Age: Biotechnology and the Less Developed Countries."  Development (4):60-7.


26. M. Kenney and R. Florida. 1988. "Beyond Mass Production:  The Social Organization of Production and Innovation in Japan." Politics and Society 16 (1):121-58. 


A.  Translated into Japanese and reprinted in Mado 3 (Spring 1990): 273-310.

Reprinted (in English) and translated into Japanese. In Is Japanese Management Post-Fordist? T. Kato and R. Steven (eds.) (Tokyo: Mado-sha, 1994). This was a double book set; one in English and one in Japanese.


B.  Reprinted in S. Tolliday (Ed.) The Rise and Fall of Mass Production (London :Edward Elgar Publishing, 1998).


C.  Reprinted in R. Jessop (Ed.). Forthcoming. Regulation Theory and the Crisis of Capitalism. (London: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited).


25. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1988. "Venture Capital and High Technology Entrepreneurship." Journal of Business Venturing 3 (4):301-19.


24. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1988. "Venture Capital's Geography: A Comment on Leinbach and Amrhein."  Professional Geographer 40 (2):214-7


23. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1988. "Venture Capital-Financed Innovation and Technological Change in the US."  Research Policy 17 (3):119-37. 

Abstracted in Journal of Production Innovation Management 1989 (6): 139-53.


22. R. Goe and M. Kenney. 1988. "The Political Economy of the Privatization of Agricultural Information."  Agricultural Ad­ministration and Extension (28):81-99.


21. R. Florida and M. Kenney. 1988. "Venture Capital, High Technology and Regional Development." Regional Studies 22 (1):33-48.


20. M. Kenney. 1987. "The Ethical Dilemmas Concerning University Industry Col­labora­tions."  Journal of Business Ethics 6 (February):127-36.


19. F. Buttel and M. Kenney. 1987. "Biotechnology and International Development: Prospects for Overcoming Dependence in the Information Age." In Don Hadwiger and William Brown (eds.) Public Policy and Agricultural Technology (London: Macmillan).


18. M. Kenney. 1987. "Biotechnology: Industrial Growth in a Period of Crisis."  Economic Development Quarterly 1 (August):293-300.


17. M. Kenney. 1987. "Developed Country Biotechnology and the Possibilities of Transfer to the Less Developed Countries."  Revista Centroamericana de Economia 7 (22):76-85.


16. M. Kenney. 1986. "Some Observations on the Structure of the U.S. and Japanese Biotechnology Industries."  Hitotsubashi Business Review 34 (December):20-37. (In Japanese).


15. M. Kenney. 1986. "Schumpeterian Innovation and Entrepreneurs in Capitalism: A Case Study of the Genetic Engineering Industry." Research Policy 15 (March):21-31.


Reprinted in M. McKelvey and L. Orsenigo. 2005. The Economics of Biotechnology (Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar).


14. F. Buttel, M. Kenney, J. Kloppenburg and D. Smith. 1986. "Industry-Uni­versity Relationships and the Land-Grant System."  Agricultural Administration (23):147-81.


13. R. Goe and M. Kenney. 1986. "Agriculture in the Information Age: Implica­tions for Rural Social Structure."  Policy Studies Review 6 (November):260-72.


12. M. Kenney and A. Sasson. 1986. "Biotechnologies in Farming and Food Systems."  In Ann Johnston and Albert Sasson (eds.) New Technologies and Development (Paris, UNESCO):102-148.


11. F. Buttel, M. Kenney, J. Kloppenburg, T. Cowan, and D. Smith. 1986. "Indus­try/Land-Grant University Relationships in Transition."  In L. Busch and W. Lacy (eds.) The Agricul­tural Scientific Enterprise (Boulder, Colorado: Westview Press):296-312.


10. M. Kenney and R. Vellutini. 1985.  "Biotechnologia, Agricultura y Depen­dencia."  Revista Brasileira de Technologia 16 (March):23-26.


9. F. Buttel, M. Kenney, and J. Kloppenburg. 1985. "From Green Revolution to the Biorevolution."  Economic Development and Cultural Change 34 (Octo­ber):31-56.


A.  Translated into Japanese Nobiyuku Nogyo. 1986. (716):1-32.


8. M. Kenney and F. Buttel. 1985. "Biotechnology: Prospects and Dilemmas for Third World Development."  Development and Change 16 (January):61-91.


7. M. Kenney. 1985.  "Biotechnology and the Third World."  ISES Journal 1 (January):19-29.  Colombo, Sri Lanka. 


6. F. Buttel, J. Cowan, M. Kenney and J. Kloppenburg. 1984. "Biotechnology in Agriculture."  JAI Press Research in Rural Sociology and Development edited by Harry Schwartzweller Pp.315-48.


5. M. Kenney, F. Buttel, and J. Kloppenburg. 1984. "Understanding the Socio­economic Impacts of Plant Tissue Culture Technology on Third World Countries."  ATAS Bulletin United Nations Center for Science and Technol­ogy for Development, 1 (November):48-51. 


4. F. Buttel, M. Kenney, and J. Kloppenburg. 1984. "Biotechnology and the Third World: Toward a Global Political-Economic Perspective."  Politics and the Life Sciences (2):160-64.


3. M. Kenney. 1983. "Is Biotechnology a Blessing for the Third World?"  Monthly Review 34 (April):10-19.


A.  Translated into Chinese for Collec­tion of Translated Materials on the LDCs (Summer 1984). 


2. M. Kenney and J. Kloppenburg. 1983. "The American Agricultural Research System."  Agricultural Administration (14):1-10.  Translated into Chinese in Collection of Translated Materials on the LDCs


1. J. Kloppenburg and M. Kenney. 1983. "Seeds, Biotechnology and the Restruc­turing of Agriculture."  Insurgent Sociologist 12 (Fall):3-18. 


A.      Excerpts reprinted in World Food, Population, and Development edited by G. Berardi (Totowa, New Jersey, 1985):183-97.




7. M. Kenney. “The History and the Future of Silicon Valley.” In Proceedings of the 7th International Forum Japan and the World in the 21st Century, Kanagawa Science Park, Kawasaki, Japan (November 26, 1996): 2-4.


6. M. Kenney. "The Role of Japanese Investment in U.S. Urbanization.”  In Proceedings of the Nihon University International Symposium Trends and Prospects of World Urbanization Tokyo, Japan (November 30 - December 2, 1992): 121-146.


5. M. Kenney. "New Frontiers in Innovation." In Proceedings of the 1992 International Forum for Corporate Innovation Tokyo, Japan (October 20-21): 84-90.


4. W. Fishel and M. Kenney.  "Challenge to the Studies of Biotechnology: Impacts in the Social Sciences."  In Proceedings of the XIX Interna­tional Conference of Agricultural Economists.  Torremolinos, Spain (26 August-September 4, 1985):353-60.


3. M. Kenney.  "Biotechnology: Whose Interest Will Be Served?"  In Proceed­ings of the Third Annual Central State University Science Sympos­ium, Wilberforce, Ohio (20 April, 1985):28-39. 


2. F. Buttel, M. Kenney and J. Kloppenburg.  "The IARCs and the Develop­ment and Application of Biotechnologies in Developing Countries."  In Biotech­nology in International Agricultural Research.  International Rice Research Institute, Los Banos, Philippines (1985):383-94.


1. M. Kenney, J. Kloppenburg, F. Buttel, and J. Cowan.  "Genetic En­gineering and Agriculture: Socioeconomic Aspects of Biotechnology R&D in Developed and Developing Countries."  Conference Proceedings at Biotech 83:  First World Conference and Exhibition on the Commercial Applications and Implications of Biotechnology.  London:  Online Conferences Ltd. (1983):  475-89.


Miscellaneous Publications


45. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2007. Business Week Debate Room http://www.businessweek.com/debateroom/archives/2007/10/indian_outsourc.html


44. M. Kenney. 2007. “Discussions.” In Japanese Hybrid Factories: A Comparison of Global Production Strategies (T. Abo Ed.) Palgrave Macmillan: 205-210.


43. M. Kenney. 2007. “University Spin-Off Ventures, Clustering, and Innovation.” Japan Ventures Review (March): 94-102 (in Japanese).


42. R. Dossani and M. Kenney. 2006. “Reflections upon ‘Sizing the Emerging Global Labor Market’.” Academy of Management Perspectives 20 (4): 35-41.


41. M. Kenney and R. Dossani. 2005. “Offshoring and the Future of U.S. Engineering: An Overview.” National Academy of Engineering The Bridge 35 (3).


40. M. Kenney. 2005. “Globalization of Work: Outsourcing and Offshoring.” University of Colorado, Institute of International Business Research – Global Executive Forum (Spring-Summer): 6-7.


39. M. Kenney and J. Curry. 2000. "Dell, the PC Value Chain, and the Internet." Technology Trends Monthly (October): 1, 15-20 (D. H. Brown Associates, Inc., Port Chester, New York 10573).


38. M. Kenney. Forthcoming. "Venture Capital." In International Encyclopedia of Social and Behavioral Sciences


37. M. Kenney. Forthcoming. "Sony Corporation." In A. Bird (ed.) Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management (London: Routledge).


36. M. Kenney. Forthcoming. "Matsushita Industrial Electric Company." In A. Bird (ed.) Encyclopedia of Japanese Business and Management (London: Routledge).


35. M. Kenney. 1999. “Requested Letter on ‘Toyota Group and the Aisin Fire.’ Sloan Management Review 1999, 40, (2): 5-6.


34. M. Kenney. “Comments on ‘A DPG Analysis of the Japanese, Korean and Taiwanese Economies by Kiyoshi Fujikawa’.” In Tetsuro Nakaoka, Eiji Saito, and Kiyoshi Fujikawa (eds.) Asian-Pacific Economies and Small Business (Osaka: Institute of Small Business Research, Osaka University of Economies): 183-185.


33. M. Kenney. “Letter to the Editor.” Computing Japan (June 1997): 6.


32. M. Kenney. "Innovation in the U.S. and Japan." Nihon Keizai Shimbun (7 February, 1993):6 (in Japanese).


31. M. Kenney. "Smart Machines, Dumb Captions." UC Davis Magazine (Winter 1992): 11, 44


30. R. Florida and M. Kenney. "Plant Floor Innovation Taps Labor's Mind." Nikkei Weekly (18 January, 1992):6.


29. R. Florida and M. Kenney. "America's Breakthrough Illusion." World and I (October 1991):474-485.


28. M. Kenney and R. Florida. "The Japanese Management System." Japan Studies 1991 (320):26-28.


27. R. Florida and M. Kenney. "Debate: Should the U.S. Abandon Computer Manufacturing." Harvard Business Review (September-October 1991):148-149.


26. M. Kenney and R. Florida. "U.S. Breakthroughs Bested by Japan Follow-through." UC Davis Magazine (Summer 1991):12-13.


25. M. Kenney and R. Florida. "America's 'Breakthrough Illusion' Threatens Its Future Competitiveness in Biotechnology." Genetic Engineering News (April 1991):4, 30.


24. R. Florida and M. Kenney. "Design for a Post-Cold War Company." New York Times (February 10, 1991):F13.


23. M. Kenney and R. Florida. "How Japanese Industry Is Rebuilding the Rust Belt." Technology Review 94, 2 (February/March 1991):24-34.


Excerpted in The Buffalo News (March 31, 1991):G1, G7.

Excerpted in San Diego Union April 7, 1991):C7.

Excerpted in St. Petersburg Times April 7, 1991):4D.

Translated into Italian Technology Review (April 1991):20-29.

Reprinted in Microeconomics: Annual Edition (Guilford, CT: Dushkin Publishing Group (1993):73-81.


22. M. Kenney and S. Yonekura. "Some Thoughts on the Development of the PC Culture in Japan."  Nihon Keizai Shinbun (May 16, 1989) (in Japanese).


21. M. Kenney.  "On New Information Technologies and Their Contradictory Global Impact."  Razvoj/Development International 4 (1) (1989):149-51.


20. R. Florida, M. Kenney, and A. Mair.  "The Transplant Phenomenon:  Japanese Automobile Manufacturers in the United States."  Economic Development Commentary (Winter 1988):3-9.


19. R. Florida and M. Kenney. "Flexibility versus Structure: The High Technology Dilemma." Pittsburgh High Technology 3 (September/October 1988):50-62.


18. R. Jussaume and M. Kenney. "U.S. Agricultural Exports and Asia." Rural Sociol­ogist 8 (June 1988):214-17.


17. M. Kenney.  "Laboratory-Industry Ties Shrink the Knowledge Base."  Op-Ed Page  The Los Angeles Times (24 April, 1988):5.  Also, reprinted in the Lincoln Star (Nebraska).


16. M. Kenney.  "Reflections on the Bogeve Declaration."  The Egg: A Journal of Ecojustice. (Spring 1988).


15. M. Kenney.  "Biotechnology and Ethics."  Letters to the Editor Science 236 (24 April, 1987):375.


14. M. Kenney and R. Florida.  "On Putting a Price Tag on Citizenship."  Letters to the Editor Business Week  (6 April, 1987):7.


13. M. Kenney.  "The Growth of University-Industry Relationships."  An editor­ial in the Chronicle of Higher Education (7 January, 1987):43.


12. M. Kenney.  "Biotech Conference Target Regulatory Questions."  Genetic Engineering News (June 1985).


11. M. Kenney.  "Reflections on a Visit to Latin American Biotechnology Research Institutes."  Genewatch 2 (September-October, 1985):4-5. 


10. M. Kenney.  "Biotech 84--Conference Has Mixed Results."  Genetic Engineering News (November/December 1984).


9. M. Kenney, F. Buttel, and J. Kloppenburg.  "Some Observations on Biotechnology and Global Agriculture," Genetic Engineering News 4 (April 1984):4-5.  Excerpted in Biofutur.  Reprinted in UNIDO Biotechnology Monitor 9 (July/August 1984):51-55.


8. J. Kloppenburg and M. Kenney.  "Seeds and Biotechnology."  Genewatch 1 (November/December 1983):13-14.


7. F. Buttel, M. Kenney, J. Kloppenburg, and J. Cowan.  "Problems and Prospe­cts in Agricultural Research:  The Winrock Report."  The Rural Sociologist 3 (March 1983):67-75. 


6. F. Buttel, J. Kloppenburg, M. Kenney and J. Cowan.  "Genetic Engineer­ing and the Restructuring of Agricultural Research."  The Rural Sociologist 3 (May 1983):132-144.


5. J. Kloppenburg and M. Kenney.  "Biotech:  Truth or Consequences," Camel Breeders News (Spring 1983).


4. M. Kenney.  "Biotech '83 Conference Targets European Industry Con­cerns."  Genetic Engineering News 3 (July 1983):35-36.


3. M. Kenney.  "The International Student Pugwash Conference Discusses Science, Technology, and Global Responsibility."  Newsletter on Science, Technology, and Faith (1983):3.


2. M. Kenney.  "Understanding World Hunger:  Alternative Paradigms."  The Egg:  Quarterly Journal of Ecojustice Project (October 1981).


1. M. Kenney.  "Long-term Concerns in U.S. Policy on Japan."  New York Times Letter to the Editor (8 August, 1980):34


Book Reviews


25. Virtual Migration by A. Aneesh. Durham: Duke University Press Contemporary Sociology 2007.


24. Making Silicon Valley: Innovation and the Growth of High Tech, 1930–1970 by C. Lécuyer. Cambridge: MIT Press Isis 2007 97 (4): 799.


23. Start-Up Factories by P. Doeringer et al., Blackwell. Journal of Regional Studies 2004 44 (1).


22. New Money, Nice Town: How Capital Works in the New Urban Economy by Leonard Nevarez. New York: Routledge. Contemporary Sociology 2003 32 (5).


21. The Cambridge Phenomenon Revisited: Parts One and Two by Segal Quince Wicksteed, Cambridge, UK, 2000.  Research Policy 2003 32: 179-180.


20. From Silicon Valley to Singapore: Location and Competitive Advantage in the Hard Disk Drive Industry by David McKendrick, Richard Doner, and Stephan Haggard (Stanford, California: Stanford University Press) Business History 2000, 153-4.


19. Japanese Bosses, Chinese Workers: Power and Control in a Hong Kong Megastore by W. H. Wah (Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press) Contemporary Sociology 2001, 30, (4): 360-1.


18. A Town Abandoned: Flint Michigan, Confronts Deindustrialization by S. Dandaneau (Albany: State University of New York Press, 1996) American Journal of Sociology 1997, 102, (4): 1204-5


17. Japanese Auto Transplants in the Heartland: Corporatism and Community by R. Perrucci (New York: Aldine de Gruyter, 1994) Contemporary Sociology 24, (2): 227-228.


16. Regulating Agriculture by P. Lowe, T. Marsden and S. Whatmore (eds.) (London: David Fulton Publishers, 1994)  Journal of Rural Studies 10, (1): 96-97.


15. Restructuring for Innovation by D. Angel (New York: Guilford Press, 1994) Economic Geography 71, 2 (April): 217-219.


14. Japanese Cities in the World Economy by K. Fujita and R. Hill (eds.) (Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1993) Contemporary Sociology 23, 1993, (3) 392-393.


13. Pressure, Power and Policy: State Autonomy and Policy Networks in Britain and the United States by M. Smith (New York: Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993) Journal of Rural Studies 10, 1993, (1): 96-97.


12. U.S. Dairy Industry at a Crossroad: Biotechnology and Policy Choices by the Office of Technology Assessment (U.S. GPO 1991) Genewatch 7 (November 1991) (4-5):9-10.


11. Biotechnology in Japan by M. Brock (Routledge 1989) The Journal of Japanese Studies 17 (1991) (1):172-75.


10. Biotechnology: Strategies of Life by E. Antebi and D. Fishlock (MIT 1986). ISIS 80 (1989) (4):722-3.


9. New Technology and Industrial Relations edited by R. Hyman and W. Streek (Blackwell 1988). Contemporary Sociology 18 (2):208-9.


8. Seeds and Sovereignty by J. Kloppenburg (Duke, 1988).  Rural Sociology 54 (Spring 1989): 111-12.


7. University-Industry Research Partnerships by B. Reams (Quorom, 1986).  Journal of Higher Education 59 (2):238-240.


6. Guide to Campus-Business Linkages by D. Fenwick et al (American Council on Education/MacMillan Series on Higher Education, 1986).  Journal of Higher Education 58 (6):717-8.


5. The Social Meaning of Modern Biology by H. Kaye (Yale, 1984).  Social Science Quarterly 68 (March 1987):211-12.


4. Capitalism, Socialism and Technology by C. Edquist (Zed, 1985).  Rural Sociology 51 (Summer 1986):239-40.


3. Science, Technology and the Labour Process edited by L. Levidow and R. Young (Humanities, 1981).  Review of Radical Political Economy 16 (Summer 1984):269-70. 


2. Theories of Underdevelopment by I. Roxborough (Humanities, 1981).  Cornell Journal of Social Relations 16 (Spring 1982):118-22.

1. Genetic Alchemy:  The Social History of the Recombinant DNA Debate by S. Krimsky (MIT, 1982).  Journal of Social History 17 (Spring 1984):  508-510.




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