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Entrepreneurship, Entry and Performance of New Businesses Compared in two Growth Regimes: East and West Germany

  • Michael Fritsch


The paper provides an outline of the concept of regional growth regimes and empirically illustrates the relevance of the concept. The empirical examples are entrepreneurship, entry and the performance of new businesses in East and West Germany. The differences of the factors determining the formation of new businesses as well as their development between these two growth regimes are immense and clearly demonstrate the relevance of region specific factors.

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Paper provided by Max Planck Institute of Economics, Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy Group in its series Papers on Entrepreneurship, Growth and Public Policy with number 2004-41.

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Length: 30 pages
Date of creation: Aug 2004
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Handle: RePEc:esi:egpdis:2004-41
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