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Survival, productivity and growth of new ventures across locations
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-5871-8571
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Industrial Economics and Management (Dept.), Entrepreneurship and innovation. KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Centres, Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies, CESIS.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-2420-5660
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
Abstract [en]

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.

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2014. Vol. 43, no 2, 477-491 p.
Keyword [en]
Location, New ventures, Survival, Productivity, Growth
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Economics and Business
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-149198DOI: 10.1007/s11187-014-9553-9ISI: 000339333000014Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-84904174797OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-149198DiVA: diva2:738458
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QC 20140818

Available from: 2014-08-18 Created: 2014-08-18 Last updated: 2017-12-05Bibliographically approved
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1. Innovation and Productivity: A Microdata Analysis
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Innovation and Productivity: A Microdata Analysis
2015 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral thesis consists of four papers. The first two papers deal with firms’ innovation strategies, knowledge spillover and their impact on growth and productivity. The last two papers are focused on spinoffs and their survival.

The first paper finds a strong indication of variation in the capacity of firms to benefit from external knowledge among persistent innovators, temporary innovators and non-innovators. It considers the distinct and complementary effect of internal innovation efforts and spillovers from the local milieu.

The second paper shows that persistently innovative exporters benefit considerably more than other exporters from access to a rich spectrum of neighbouring knowledge. The level of productivity among non-innovative exporters and exporters that are only temporarily engaged in innovation is positively influenced by externalities in the most knowledge-intense local milieus.

The third paper reveals that there is a substantial difference in ex-post entry performance between genuinely new ventures and spinoffs in the manufacturing and service sectors based on their location. The proposed superiority of start-ups by ex-employees depends on the performance measures and the sector. Moreover, knowledge and the technology intensity of the industry matter for the viability of the new firms.

The fourth paper focuses on exports, innovation, tenure and management and investigates how the incumbent firm characteristics affect the viability of its spinoffs. While experience from an exporting parent has a significant and positive effect on market success, no spillover effect from innovative firms can be found.

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Stockholm: KTH Royal Institute of Technology, 2015. 11 p.
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TRITA-IEO, ISSN 1100-7982 ; 2015:01
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Economics
Research subject
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-160872 (URN)978-91-7595-456-1 (ISBN)
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2015-03-27, F3, Lindstedsvägen 26, KTH, Stockholm, 09:22 (English)
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qc 20150302

Available from: 2015-03-02 Created: 2015-03-02 Last updated: 2016-06-13Bibliographically approved

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