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The Location of New Firms and the Life Cycle of Industries

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  • M. Teresa Costa Campi

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  • AgustÌ Segarra Blasco

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  • Elisabet Viladecans Marsal

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Why does the location of new firms differ according to the characteristics of the industry? Is there a relation between a technologically dense base of firms and the urban environment in which they appear? Does the autonomy of new firms when deciding their location differ according to the characteristics of the industrial sector and the size of the firm? This paper approaches these questions in Spanish manufacturing sectors between the years 1980 and 1994. The results obtained indicate that decisions on location differ according to the technological density of the industries and their life cycle.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Small Business Economics.

Volume (Year): 22 (2004)
Issue (Month): 3_4 (04)
Pages: 265-281

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Handle: RePEc:kap:sbusec:v:22:y:2004:i:3_4:p:265-281

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  1. Hanas Cader & John Leatherman, 2011. "Small business survival and sample selection bias," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 37(2), pages 155-165, September.
  2. Angel Alañón & Josep Maria Arauzo Carod, . "Accessibility and Industrial Location. Some Evidence from Spain," Studies on the Spanish Economy 214, FEDEA.
  3. Frank Lasch & Frank Robert & Frédéric Roy, 2013. "Regional determinants of ICT new firm formation," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(3), pages 671-686, April.
  4. Liargovas, Panagiotis G. & Daskalopoulou, Irene F., 2011. "Capital allocation in the Greek regions," MPRA Paper 30116, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  5. Lööf, Hans & Nabavi, Pardis, 2013. "Survival, Productivity and Growth of New Ventures across Locations," Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation 308, Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies.
  6. J. Arauzo & M. Manjón & M. Martín & A. Segarra, 2007. "Regional and Sector-specific Determinants of Industry Dynamics and the Displacement–replacement Effects," Empirica, Springer, vol. 34(2), pages 89-115, April.
  7. In Lee & Matthew Marvel, 2014. "Revisiting the entrepreneur gender–performance relationship: a firm perspective," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 42(4), pages 769-786, April.
  8. Paulo Nunes & Marco Gonçalves & Zélia Serrasqueiro, 2013. "The influence of age on SMEs’ growth determinants: empirical evidence," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(2), pages 249-272, February.

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