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Founding Conditions and the Survival of New Firms

  • P.A. Geroski
  • José Mata
  • Pedro Portugal

We analyze the effects of founding conditions on the survival of new firms. We allow the effects of founding conditions to be transitory and estimate how long such effects last. Our findings indicate that founding effects are important determinants of exit rates. Moreover, in most cases, their effect on survival seems to persist without much of an attenuation for several years after the founding of the firm.

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Paper provided by DRUID, Copenhagen Business School, Department of Industrial Economics and Strategy/Aalborg University, Department of Business Studies in its series DRUID Working Papers with number 07-11.

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Date of creation: 2007
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Handle: RePEc:aal:abbswp:07-11
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