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A territorial approach to firm entry: The effect of city size

  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria
  • Teruel Carrizosa, Mercedes

This paper concerns the effects of territorial factors on the processes involved in the creation of manufacturing firms in Spanish cities. Most contributions have focused on regional factors rather than urban ones. Here we assume that it is possible to identify certain urban factors that attract new firms. We use data for the entry of firms in Spanish manufacturing industries between 1994 and 2002. This paper contributes to the existing literature on market entry. Key words: cities, regions, firm entry and Spanish economy. JEL: R0, R12, L60

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/1777.

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