Entrepreneurship in rural regions: the role of industry experience and home advantage for newly founded firms

Habersetzer, Antoine; Rataj, Marcin; Eriksson, Rikard H.; Mayer, Heike (2021). Entrepreneurship in rural regions: the role of industry experience and home advantage for newly founded firms. Regional studies, 55(5), pp. 936-950. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00343404.2020.1826038

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Industry experience and home advantage can have a varying influence on entrepreneurial competitiveness, depending on the regional context. We use matched employer–employee data from Statistics Sweden to analyse new firm formation in rural, urban and metropolitan regions. The results suggest that industry experience has a positive effect on firm survival, while firm growth is more influenced by home advantage. Interestingly, a positive home advantage only exists in rural regions, where native entrepreneurs create significantly more jobs than non-locals.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography > Unit Economic Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography > Human Geography
08 Faculty of Science > Institute of Geography
11 Centers of Competence > Center for Regional Economic Development (CRED)

UniBE Contributor:

Habersetzer, Antoine; Rataj, Marcin Roman and Mayer, Heike

Subjects:

900 History > 910 Geography & travel

ISSN:

0034-3404

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

Thomas Reist

Date Deposited:

20 Nov 2020 10:11

Last Modified:

07 May 2021 10:15

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00343404.2020.1826038

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.148278

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/148278

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