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New firm performance and territorial driving forces

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  • Silvia Gorenstein

    (UNSUR)

  • Raul Dichiara

    (UNSUR)

  • Gustavo Burachik

    (UNSUR)

  • Andrea Castellano

    (UNSUR)

  • Valentina Viego

    (UNSUR)

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The article analyses recent approaches on entry and post-entry performance by new firms, with particular focus on its applicability to small manufacturing firms recently borned in Argentina. The analysis is based on a sample of small firms created in the period 1990-2000 in three intermediate cities in Buenos Aires province (Argentina) in manufacturing sector. The survey collected data about microeconomic and mesoeconomic elements influencing firm performance. Results indicate that tradability is a key factor influencing firm performance. New firms entering markets where the spatial markets are reduced face limited perspectives on expansion. In turn, tradability is also affected by entrepeneurial motivation and, especially in underveloped regions, macroeconomic variables.

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Paper provided by EconWPA in its series Industrial Organization with number 0511014.

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Length: 36 pages
Date of creation: 25 Nov 2005
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Handle: RePEc:wpa:wuwpio:0511014

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Keywords: new firms; post-entry performance; transability;

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