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Regional concentration of entrepreneurial activities

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Entrepreneurial agglomerations often feature positive feedback mechanisms such as strategic complementarities, knowledge spillovers and network externalities. However, they can also occur in the absence of these mechanisms, even across regions of considerably homogeneous economic potential. We analyze a market entry game in an evolutionary setup to investigate how two economically similar regions may evolve different rates of entrepreneurship under the assumption that there is migration between them, and that individuals are predisposed to imitate others who are economically more successful. We examine the long run dynamics of this model and assess the impact of the economic, social and demographic exchange on the regional concentration of entrepreneurial activities.

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  • Kuechle, Graciela, 2014. "Regional concentration of entrepreneurial activities," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 102(C), pages 59-73.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:102:y:2014:i:c:p:59-73
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2014.03.017
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; Regional concentration; Evolutionary game theory; Market entry games; Spatial mobility;
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    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • C73 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Game Theory and Bargaining Theory - - - Stochastic and Dynamic Games; Evolutionary Games
    • F16 - International Economics - - Trade - - - Trade and Labor Market Interactions

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