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Regional And Sectoral Location Patterns Of New Firms: The Case Of Greece


  • Panagiotis LIARGOVAS



This paper analyses the relationship between entrepreneurship and the external environment of firms. Entrepreneurship is approximated by start-ups in four industries, namely manufacturing, commerce, services and tourism. Agglomeration economies and state incentives to promote entrepreneurship at certain locations are the main environmental factors analysed here. Results support the argument that localization and urbanization economies affect different sectors in different ways. In such a context, the observed positive effect of state incentives upon entrepreneurship at certain locations might be counterbalanced by the presence of negative localization effects as suggested by the present findings regarding manufacturing start-ups.

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  • Irene DASKALOPOULOU & Panagiotis LIARGOVAS, 2008. "Regional And Sectoral Location Patterns Of New Firms: The Case Of Greece," Regional and Sectoral Economic Studies, Euro-American Association of Economic Development, vol. 8(2), pages 99-110.
  • Handle: RePEc:eaa:eerese:v:8:y2008:i:8_14

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    1. Devereux, Michael P. & Griffith, Rachel & Simpson, Helen, 2007. "Firm location decisions, regional grants and agglomeration externalities," Journal of Public Economics, Elsevier, vol. 91(3-4), pages 413-435, April.
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    regional location; new firms; Greece;

    JEL classification:

    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
    • R10 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - General


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