Attractors of talent: Universities, regions, and alumni entrepreneurs
AbstractThis paper investigates how universities may affect regional entrepreneurship through the localisation decisions of entrepreneurial alumni. Empirically a comprehensive, individual-level dataset from Sweden for the period 2003-2005 is employed. The results suggest that even when controlling for their spatial history, individuals have an increased propensity to set up in the region where they studied. This effect is found to substitute for both urbanisation economies and localisation economies as drivers of regional-level entrepreneurship. Thus, the present analysis provides evidence on how universities affect regional economic development that complements the strong focus on spin-off activities by university researchers in previous studies.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies in its series Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation with number 239.
Length: 32 pages
Date of creation: 28 Feb 2010
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university entrepreneurship; regional impact; location choice analysis;
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This paper has been announced in the following NEP Reports:
- NEP-ALL-2010-09-03 (All new papers)
- NEP-EXP-2010-09-03 (Experimental Economics)
- NEP-INO-2010-09-03 (Innovation)
- NEP-IPR-2010-09-03 (Intellectual Property Rights)
- NEP-TID-2010-09-03 (Technology & Industrial Dynamics)
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- Dahlstrand, Asa Lindholm, 1997. "Growth and inventiveness in technology-based spin-off firms," Research Policy, Elsevier, vol. 26(3), pages 331-344, October.
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