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Do labour-managed firms benefit from agglomeration?

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  • Arando, Saioa
  • Gago, Monica
  • Podivinsky, Jan M.
  • Stewart, Geoff

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Panel data on the entry of labour-managed firms in the Basque Country are used to test for the presence of agglomeration externalities. A variety of controls are employed to deal with the identification problem that confronts any attempt to measure such effects. Consistent with theoretical arguments, we find evidence of positive non-industry-specific externalities among labour-managed firms. Our results do not rule out the additional presence of industry-specific externalities among such firms, but do indicate an absence of externalities flowing from capitalist to labour-managed firms.

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  • Arando, Saioa & Gago, Monica & Podivinsky, Jan M. & Stewart, Geoff, 2012. "Do labour-managed firms benefit from agglomeration?," Journal of Economic Behavior & Organization, Elsevier, vol. 84(1), pages 193-200.
  • Handle: RePEc:eee:jeborg:v:84:y:2012:i:1:p:193-200
    DOI: 10.1016/j.jebo.2012.07.014
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    Keywords

    Labour-managed firms; Cooperatives; Agglomeration;

    JEL classification:

    • L2 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • P13 - Economic Systems - - Capitalist Systems - - - Cooperative Enterprises

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