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An Urban Approach to Firm Entry: The Effect of Urban Size

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  • JOSEP-MARIA ARAUZO-CAROD
  • MERCEDES TERUEL-CARRIZOSA

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This article explores the determinants of firm entry in Spanish municipalities. The authors consider that size is an important determinant of a city's capacity to attract new manufacturing firms. Panel data were used to estimate the determinants of entry according to urban size in Spain (from 1994 to 1702). This article contributes to the literature on market entry because most previous contributions have focused on regional factors rather than urban ones. The results show that local characteristics affect the formation of new firms. However, more local data are needed to obtain more specific results. Copyright 2005 Blackwell Publishing Ltd..

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Article provided by Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky in its journal Growth and Change.

Volume (Year): 36 (2005)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 508-528

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Handle: RePEc:bla:growch:v:36:y:2005:i:4:p:508-528

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  1. Daniel Liviano & Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2012. "Spatial Exploration of Age Distribution in Catalan Municipalities," ERSA conference papers ersa12p81, European Regional Science Association.
  2. Michael Wyrwich, 2013. "Ready, set, go! Why are some regions entrepreneurial jump-starters?," Jena Economic Research Papers 2013-037, Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Max-Planck-Institute of Economics.

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