Survival, productivity and growth of new ventures across locations
2014 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 43, no 2, 477-491 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
We assess the impact of the location of genuinely new ventures and spinoffs on these firms' survival, productivity and growth. The study distinguishes between four different categories of locations: metro cities, metro regions, urban areas, and rural areas. Using a unique database covering more than 23,000 new entrants between 2000 and 2004 in Sweden and observing them for 5 years, several conclusions may be drawn from our study. First, there is a substantial difference in ex-post entry performance between the manufacturing and service sectors. Second, the proposed superiority of start-ups by ex-employees depends on the performance measures and the sector. Third, knowledge and technology intensity of the industry matter for the viability of the new firms.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. Vol. 43, no 2, 477-491 p.
Location, New ventures, Survival, Productivity, Growth
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149198DOI: 10.1007/s11187-014-9553-9ISI: 000339333000014ScopusID: 2-s2.0-84904174797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149198DiVA: diva2:738458
QC 201408182014-08-182014-08-182015-03-02Bibliographically approved