SOBERING UP: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE START-UP WAVE IN ISRAEL
By Boaz Ronen, Sunny Carmeli and Oded Livne

The book describes the Israeli hi-tech industry before and after the hi-tech crisis, when the hi-tech bubble burst, in 2000. Throughout the 1990's, during the hi-tech boom, there were over 5000 start-up companies in Israel, many of which ceased to exist following the hi-tech crisis. The book explores the implications of the hi-tech bubble burst on small and large companies, and its effect on investors, venture capital funds and the capital markets. The book describes the critical three years in the life of the hi-tech industry worldwide, and is a unique document in both its content and structure. Most of its chapters were written by students of The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, as a part of a special Start-Up Management seminar, and edited by Boaz Ronen, Sunny Carmeli and Oded Livne. This book can be of benefit to everyone involved in the hi-tech world, in development, sales, marketing and finance, as well as to business administration students.

Click here to view the Table of Contents and read the first two chapters of the book (available in Hebrew)