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Start-ups and Local Entrepreneurial Social Capital in the Municipalities of Sweden
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-2080-6859
KTH, School of Architecture and the Built Environment (ABE), Urban Planning and Environment, Urban and Regional Studies.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8170-3100
2014 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 48, no 6, 974-994 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper contains one of the first empirical attempts to investigate the influence of local entrepreneurial social capital (ESC) on start-up propensity. A unique database, including not only total start-ups but also data on start-ups divided into six sectors, is used to study the impact of ESC on start-ups per capita. The results support the hypothesis that social capital, measured both as (1) firm perception of local public attitudes to entrepreneurship and (2) the share of small businesses influences start-up propensity in Swedish municipalities. The findings also support previous results suggesting that social capital has a somewhat stronger influence in rural areas than in urban areas.

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2014. Vol. 48, no 6, 974-994 p.
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Social capital, Entrepreneurship, Start-ups, Attitudes, Capital social
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Economic Geography
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-147022DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.865836ISI: 000335843900003Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84921748712OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-147022DiVA: diva2:728583
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Available from: 2014-06-24 Created: 2014-06-23 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved

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