New Firms and Regional Employment Change

New Firms and Regional Employment Change This article analyzes the relationship between regional start-up activities and employment change in subsequent years for the West German planning regions. I find that the number of start-ups in a particular region is determined to a high degree by the prevalent sectoral structure. To eliminate this influence sectorially adjusted new-firm formation rates are calculated. These rates reflect a clear core-to-periphery decline. The relationship between the level of regional start-up activities and employment change comes out to be rather weak. In contrast to the common wisdom the coefficients for the impact of the entry rate on regional employment indicates a negative contribution of regional start-up acitivities. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Small Business Economics Springer Journals

New Firms and Regional Employment Change

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Publisher
Kluwer Academic Publishers
Copyright
Copyright © 1997 by Kluwer Academic Publishers
Subject
Business and Management; Management; Microeconomics; Entrepreneurship; Industrial Organization
ISSN
0921-898X
eISSN
1573-0913
D.O.I.
10.1023/A:1007942918390
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Abstract

This article analyzes the relationship between regional start-up activities and employment change in subsequent years for the West German planning regions. I find that the number of start-ups in a particular region is determined to a high degree by the prevalent sectoral structure. To eliminate this influence sectorially adjusted new-firm formation rates are calculated. These rates reflect a clear core-to-periphery decline. The relationship between the level of regional start-up activities and employment change comes out to be rather weak. In contrast to the common wisdom the coefficients for the impact of the entry rate on regional employment indicates a negative contribution of regional start-up acitivities.

Journal

Small Business EconomicsSpringer Journals

Published: Sep 29, 2004

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