Change search
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Sources of persistence in regional start-up rates-evidence from Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.
2011 (English)In: Journal of Economic Geography, ISSN 1468-2702, E-ISSN 1468-2710, Vol. 11, no 1, 179-201 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article assesses the spatial-temporal persistence of a dynamic phenomenon: start-ups. Two mechanisms that explain persistence in start-up rates are distinguished: (i) determinants of start-ups that are spatially 'sticky' and durable and (ii) path dependence in start-up activities in the form of a response mechanism between previous and current start-up activities. A dynamic panel analysis of the relationship between lagged start-up rates and current start-up rates confirms that both effects are important in explaining persistence. The second mechanism implies a regional dimension in persistence, such that regions with high levels of start-up rates will exhibit stronger persistence. We find empirical evidence of this using quantile regression techniques.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. Vol. 11, no 1, 179-201 p.
Keyword [en]
Entrepreneurship, persistence, path dependence, regional start-up dynamics
National Category
Economics and Business
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-30256DOI: 10.1093/jeg/lbp069ISI: 000285416500007ScopusID: 2-s2.0-78650323364OAI: diva2:399483
QC 20110222Available from: 2011-02-22 Created: 2011-02-21 Last updated: 2011-02-22Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

No full text

Other links

Publisher's full textScopus

Search in DiVA

By author/editor
Andersson, Martin
By organisation
Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS
In the same journal
Journal of Economic Geography
Economics and Business

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

Altmetric score

Total: 44 hits
ReferencesLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link