Entrepreneurship, Firm Growth and Regional Development in the New Charlie Karlsson Economic Geography: Introduction Rolf Dahlberg One of the most important findings in the Small sion is the perspectives introduced by the New Business Economics literature is that context Economic Geography literature with its emphasis matters. Context shapes not just the role of small on market potentials, geographic transaction costs, firms, but also their structure strategy and perfor- internal and external economies of scale and self- mance. There are many different dimensions of reinforcing growth (and decline), which provides context, ranging from the nation to the industry. new insights into entrepreneurship, firm growth One of the strongest, most important contexts for and cluster formation. However, it also provides small business and entrepreneurship to emerge in new insights as regards how entrepreneurship, recent years is the region. firm growth and cluster formation could be stim- The regional context has been found to matter ulated and supported – insights that in many for small business and entrepreneurship for several respects are at odds with the conventional wisdom reasons. The first is that the region facilitates the in the field. formation and transmission of social capital. The To explore and analyze further
Small Business Economics – Springer Journals
Published: Oct 11, 2004
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