Welcome to Small Business Labs

Emergent Research

  • EMERGENT RESEARCH is focused on better understanding the small business sector of the US and global economy.

    Featured in Alltop


  • The authors are Steve King and Carolyn Ockels. Steve and Carolyn are partners at Emergent Research and Senior Fellows at the Society for New Communications Research. Carolyn is leading the coworking study and Steve is a member of the project team.

Disclosure Policy

  • Emergent Research works with corporate, government and non-profit clients. When we reference organizations that have provided us funding in the last year we will note it. If we mention a product or service that we received for free or other considerations, we will note it.
Blog powered by Typepad
Member since 01/2005

« Patents and Small Business | Main | Conversational Marketing Set to Surpass Traditional Marketing »

October 16, 2007


Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.


It's a very useful approch that you have mentioned here. Lots of people I think can use this type of arrangemet in their career.


Steve King

You are right, it has been around forever. It is also common beyond Silicon Valley. It is also a very obvious approach.

What is unusual about Silicon Valley, I think, is how many people build this type of arrangement into their career, start-up planning and relationships. We've even had people tell us they need to get married so they can do a start-up.

I also think - and this is totally anecdotal - that it is more common in Silicon Valley due to the high cost of living and start-up culture.

Stefan Töpfer

This type of "Corporate SOHO Hybrid Model" as you call it, has been around for many decades, it's what people did after WW II.

Are you suggesting it is more often seen in Silicon Valley, than elsewhere?


Verify your Comment

Previewing your Comment

This is only a preview. Your comment has not yet been posted.

Your comment could not be posted. Error type:
Your comment has been saved. Comments are moderated and will not appear until approved by the author. Post another comment

The letters and numbers you entered did not match the image. Please try again.

As a final step before posting your comment, enter the letters and numbers you see in the image below. This prevents automated programs from posting comments.

Having trouble reading this image? View an alternate.


Post a comment

Comments are moderated, and will not appear until the author has approved them.

Your Information

(Name is required. Email address will not be displayed with the comment.)

Emergent Research in the News

Powered by Rollyo