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Entrepreneurship Culture, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Growth of Regions

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  • Stuetzer, Michael
  • Audretsch, David B.
  • Obschonka, Martin
  • Gosling, Samuel D.
  • Rentfrow, Peter J.
  • Potter, Jeff

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An extensive literature has emerged in regional studies linking organization-based measures of entrepreneurship (e.g., self-employment, new start-ups) to regional economic performance. A limitation of the extant literature is that the measurement of entrepreneurship is not able to incorporate broader conceptual views, such as behaviour, of what actually constitutes entrepreneurship. This paper fills this gap by linking the underlying and also more fundamental and encompassing entrepreneurship culture of regions to regional economic performance. The empirical evidence suggests that those regions exhibiting higher levels of entrepreneurship culture tend to have higher employment growth. Robustness checks using causal methods confirm this finding.

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  • Stuetzer, Michael & Audretsch, David B. & Obschonka, Martin & Gosling, Samuel D. & Rentfrow, Peter J. & Potter, Jeff, 2018. "Entrepreneurship Culture, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Growth of Regions," MPRA Paper 87234, University Library of Munich, Germany.
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    Keywords

    Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Culture; Regional Development; Economic Growth;
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    JEL classification:

    • L26 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Entrepreneurship
    • M13 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - New Firms; Startups
    • N9 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History
    • N91 - Economic History - - Regional and Urban History - - - U.S.; Canada: Pre-1913
    • O3 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights
    • O31 - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth - - Innovation; Research and Development; Technological Change; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Innovation and Invention: Processes and Incentives

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