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Title:The effect of broadband infrastructure on entrepreneurial activities: The case of Germany PDF Logo
Authors:Heger, Diana
Rinawi, Miriam
Veith, Tobias
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:ZEW Discussion Papers 11-081
Abstract:This paper investigates whether the local infrastructure favours entrepreneurial activities. Besides the physical and knowledge infrastructure we take into account a county's broadband availability by building an index which accounts for county-related specificities. We find that broadband availability fosters entrepreneurial activities particularly in high-tech sectors for which efficient ways of knowledge transfer is crucial.
Subjects:broadband provision
physical and knowledge infrastructure
local entrepreneurial activities
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:ZEW Discussion Papers, Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung (ZEW)
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