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Business cycle and entrepreneurial behavior using French regional data

  • Mathilde Aubry

    (EM Normandie, Métis Research Department, France)

  • Jean Bonnet

    (University of Caen Basse-Normandie - CREM UMR CNRS 6211, France)

  • Patricia Renou-Maissant

    (University of Caen Basse-Normandie - CREM UMR CNRS 6211, France)

We study the influences of new firms startups on growth in regional and macroeconomic dimensions in France using a quarterly data basis over the 1993-2011 period. We find that fluctuations in GDP are an early indicator of new firm startups. Nevertheless the most important relationships are found between unemployment rate and new firms startups. Entrepreneurship is mainly driven by necessity motives that have consequences upon potential of growth of new firms startups in most of the French regions.

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