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dc.contributor.authorvan Oort, Frank G.en_US
dc.contributor.authorStam, Eriken_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-28T16:10:11Z-
dc.date.available2009-01-28T16:10:11Z-
dc.date.issued2005en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/20000-
dc.description.abstractAlthough there is growing evidence on the role of agglomeration economies in the formation and growth of firms, both the concepts of agglomeration economies and entrepreneurship tend to be ambiguously defined and measured in the literature. In this study, we aim to improve the conceptualisations and measures of agglomeration economies and entrepreneurship. Indicators of agglomeration economies are analysed in clearly defined urban regimes on three spatial scales in the Netherlands – national zoning, labour market connectedness, and urban size. This is done in order to uncover their effect on two entrepreneurial phases in the firm life cycle - new firm formation and the growth of incumbent firms in the relatively new ICT industry in the Netherlands. In comparison with new firm formation, the growth of incumbent firms is not so much related to spatial clustering of the ICT industry and other localized sources of knowledge economies associated with urban density. Instead, knowledge as an input for growth of incumbent firms is associated with more endogenous (firm internal) learning aspects, reflected by a significant correlate with R&D-investments. Also the effect of local ICT firm competition differs between the two types of firms: a positive effect on new firm formation, but a negative effect on incumbent firm growth. In general, agglomeration economies have stronger effects on the formation of ICT firms than on the growth of ICT firms.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisheren_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPapers on entrepreneurship, growth and public policy 0905en_US
dc.subject.jelM13en_US
dc.subject.jelR12en_US
dc.subject.jelL25en_US
dc.subject.jelD21en_US
dc.subject.jelL86en_US
dc.subject.jelL63en_US
dc.subject.jelO18en_US
dc.subject.jelR30en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordagglomeration economiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordspatial externalitiesen_US
dc.subject.keywordentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordlocationen_US
dc.subject.keywordurban regimesen_US
dc.subject.keywordICT industryen_US
dc.subject.stwAgglomerationseffekten_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftswachstumen_US
dc.subject.stwInnovationen_US
dc.subject.stwRäumliche Innovationsdiffusionen_US
dc.subject.stwTechnischer Fortschritten_US
dc.subject.stwWissenstransferen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionale Konzentrationen_US
dc.subject.stwWirtschaftsgeographieen_US
dc.subject.stwNiederlandeen_US
dc.titleAgglomeration economies and entrepreneurship : testing for spatial externalities in the Dutch ICT industryen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn494675489en_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
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