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Spatio-temporal persistence of municipal rates of business start-ups in Chile

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  • Mauricio Oyarzo

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

  • Gianni Romani

    () (Departamento de Administración, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

  • Miguel Atienza

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

  • Marcelo Lufin

    () (Departamento de Economía, Universidad Católica del Norte, Chile)

Abstract

This work investigates the spatio-temporal persistence of municipal rates of business start-ups in Chile between 2005 and 2011, using the database of the Internal Revenue Service (SII). The analysis was made with descriptive statistical, non-parametric tests and econometric models. The results show persistent spatio-temporal clusters, representing favorable and unfavorable environments for entrepreneurship, as well as a high probability of any municipality remaining in the same cluster. The factors that explain persistence reveal distinct effects on start-up creation for each level of municipal entrepreneurship, which suggests the need for policies that take into account the spatial differences in entrepreneurial dynamism.

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  • Mauricio Oyarzo & Gianni Romani & Miguel Atienza & Marcelo Lufin, 2015. "Spatio-temporal persistence of municipal rates of business start-ups in Chile," Documentos de Trabajo en Economia y Ciencia Regional 61, Universidad Catolica del Norte, Chile, Department of Economics, revised Jul 2015.
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; regional development; spatio-temporal persistence; spatial clusters;

    JEL classification:

    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)

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