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Entrepreneurship and Innovation: New Entries, Survival, Growth

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  • Alessandra Colombelli

    (DIGEP, Politecnico di Torino
    BRICK, Collegio Carlo Alberto)

  • Jackie Krafft

    (Université Nice Sophia Antipolis
    GREDEG-CNRS)

  • Marco Vivarelli

    (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano
    Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA))

Abstract

This paper investigates the reasons why entry per se is not necessarily good and the evidence showing that innovative startups survive longer than their non-innovative counterparts. In this framework, our own empirical analysis shows that greater survival is achieved when startups engage successfully in both product innovation and process innovation, with a key role of the latter. Moreover, this study goes beyond a purely microeconomic perspective and discusses the key role of the environment within which innovative entries occur. What shown and discussed in this contribution strongly supports the proposal that the creation and survival of innovative start-ups should become one qualifying point of the economic policy agenda.

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  • Alessandra Colombelli & Jackie Krafft & Marco Vivarelli, 2016. "Entrepreneurship and Innovation: New Entries, Survival, Growth," GREDEG Working Papers 2016-04, Groupe de REcherche en Droit, Economie, Gestion (GREDEG CNRS), University of Nice Sophia Antipolis.
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    innovation; startups; survival; product innovation; process innovation;

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    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • O33 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Technological Change: Choices and Consequences; Diffusion Processes

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