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Dynamics Of Start-Up Firms In Spain’S Traditional Manufactoring Activities


  • Salvador Vivas-Lopez
  • Manuel Quilez-Pardo

    (University of Valencia, Spain
    University of Valencia, Spain)


This article examines the influence of entrepreneurship dynamics in regional clusters. We focus on the territorial influence of agglomeration phenomenon on growth of start-up firms as well as in employment in local production systems. Specifically the study analyses recent entrepreneurial territorial dynamics that traditional manufactur-ing sectors (TMS) have experienced. Some of the key structural features (Location and Subsector) of 3032 Spanish textile companies created between 2000 and 2009 were studied. The results of the analysis show that the evolution was negative, especially in regions with an industrial district/cluster and less technology-intensive subsectors. Therefore globalization and trade liberalization in the textile industry (joined to geo-graphical concentration and productive specialization) is the cause of an important spatial reorganization of the TMS among the different Spain’s regions.

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  • Salvador Vivas-Lopez & Manuel Quilez-Pardo, 2012. "Dynamics Of Start-Up Firms In Spain’S Traditional Manufactoring Activities," Journal of Applied Management and Investments, Department of Business Administration and Corporate Security, International Humanitarian University, vol. 1(4), pages 459-468.
  • Handle: RePEc:ods:journl:v:1:y:2012:i:4:p:459-468

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