FORBES | Why Human Capital Is The Key To Startup Success

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Published: 2May2019

A recent study from McGill University that explored how startups in rural Switzerland managed to thrive, despite being outside of traditional tech clusters. The authors examine seven successful high-tech firms that reside in five small towns in the east of Switzerland. Each of the firms is a global leader in their niche, and the researchers set out to explore how they were able both to thrive and innovate, despite operating in largely homogeneous communities. "We hypothesize that diversity has various dimensions, some of which are not related to urban density,” authors Rahel Meili and Richard Shearmur say. 

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