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Spatial Drivers of Firm Entry in Iran

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  • Iman Cheratian

    (Tarbiat Modares University)

  • Saleh Goltabar
  • Carla Daniela Calá

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Given the importance of entry promotion to prompt economic growth and promote structural transformation, this paper investigates the regional determinants of firm entry in the 30 Iranian regions, considering four different sizes -micro, small, medium and large-over 2000-2015. Using a new and unique database, we estimate panel non-spatial and spatial lag and error dependence models. We find that regional factors explain firm entry, but the impact is not homogeneous across firms of different size. We also find that most types of firms are influenced by the negative effect of economic sanctions during the sample period.

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  • Iman Cheratian & Saleh Goltabar & Carla Daniela Calá, 2019. "Spatial Drivers of Firm Entry in Iran," Working Papers 1285, Economic Research Forum, revised 2019.
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    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • O18 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Economic Development - - - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship

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