Entrepreneurial opportunities in peripheral versus core regions in Chile
AbstractGovernmental policies tend to support and boost entrepreneurship in peripheral regions in many countries. This research revives the debate about specific regional policies designed to foster local new business creation, and the entrepreneurial framework conditions needed at the regional level for emerging regions such as Latin America. We applied one of the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s methodologies, the National Experts Survey, to a sample of 695 key informants in Chile at eight regions of which six are classified as peripheral. Using nonparametric statistics we compared the differences between peripheral and core regions. The main results indicate that peripherally located entrepreneurship experts perceive their regions as in a worse position than centrally located experts in terms of finance access and physical infrastructure. On the other hand, the results indicate that peripheral entrepreneurship experts detect more market dynamism in their regions and surprisingly perceive general policy and government programs as supporting entrepreneurship although the Chilean government had not promoted many regional policies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Global Entrepreneurship Research Association in its series Global Entrepreneurship Monitor Working Paper Series with number 1106.
Length: 21 pages
Date of creation: Sep 2011
Date of revision: Sep 2011
Publication status: Published online in Small Business Economics
Entrepreneurship framework conditions; Regional policy; Global Entrepreneurship Monitor; Chile; Entrepreneurship;
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- José Amorós & Christian Felzensztein & Eli Gimmon, 2013. "Entrepreneurial opportunities in peripheral versus core regions in Chile," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 40(1), pages 119-139, January.
- L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
- O18 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
- R58 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Regional Government Analysis - - - Regional Development Planning and Policy
This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2011-10-15 (All new papers)
- NEP-CSE-2011-10-15 (Economics of Strategic Management)
- NEP-ENT-2011-10-15 (Entrepreneurship)
- NEP-GEO-2011-10-15 (Economic Geography)
- NEP-URE-2011-10-15 (Urban & Real Estate Economics)
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- Poblete, Carlos & Amorós, José Ernesto, 2013. "University Support in the Development of Regional Entrepreneurial Activity: An Exploratory Study from Chile," Investigaciones Regionales, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 26, pages 159-177.
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