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dc.contributor.authorMendonça, Joanaen_US
dc.contributor.authorGrimpe, Christophen_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-10-22en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-11-30T15:47:44Z-
dc.date.available2009-11-30T15:47:44Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10419/28614-
dc.description.abstractThe question whether agglomeration externalities arise either from specialization or diversification of economic activity has since long been a major topic in the analysis of factors determining economic growth. In this paper we analyze whether a more specialized or a more diverse skill composition of labor in regions affects the level of new firm entries in general as well as in technology- and knowledge-intensive subsectors. We compare Germany and Portugal which exhibit, though EU member states, different institutional infrastructures for entrepreneurship. Based on a harmonized dataset, our results indicate that the skill composition has different effects on firm entry in the two countries. More specifically, for Portugal the specialization of skills has a positive effect on the level on new firm entry in all sectors. In contrast to this, our results for Germany reveal exactly the opposite effect. These results suggest that both specialization and diversity theories hold, and that the effect thus may depend on other more local and regional factors.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherZentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW) Mannheimen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesZEW Discussion Papers 09-060en_US
dc.subject.jelJ24en_US
dc.subject.jelL26en_US
dc.subject.jelO57en_US
dc.subject.jelR11en_US
dc.subject.ddc330en_US
dc.subject.keywordEntrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subject.keywordskill compositionen_US
dc.subject.keywordregional analysisen_US
dc.subject.keywordcomparative studyen_US
dc.subject.stwUnternehmensgründungen_US
dc.subject.stwRegionen_US
dc.subject.stwQualifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwBerufsstrukturen_US
dc.subject.stwArbeitsteilungen_US
dc.subject.stwDiversifikationen_US
dc.subject.stwVergleichen_US
dc.subject.stwDeutschlanden_US
dc.subject.stwPortugalen_US
dc.titleSkill composition and regional entrepreneurship: a comparative study between Germany and Portugalen_US
dc.typeWorking Paperen_US
dc.identifier.ppn61119158Xen_US
dc.rightshttp://www.econstor.eu/dspace/Nutzungsbedingungen-
dc.identifier.repecRePEc:zbw:zewdip:09060-
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