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Title:Firm growth and the spatial impact of geolocated external factors: Empirical evidence for German manufacturing firms PDF Logo
Authors:Duschl, Matthias
Schimke, Antje
Brenner, Thomas
Luxen, Dennis
Issue Date:2011
Series/Report no.:Working paper series in economics 36
Abstract:In this paper the relationship between firm growth and external knowledge sources, such as related firms and universities, is studied. The spatial characteristics of these relationships are examined by geolocating firms into a more realistic relational space using travel time distances and using flexible distance decay function specifications. This approach properly accounts for growth relevant knowledge spillovers and allows for estimating their spatial range and functional form. Applying quantile regression techniques on a large sample of German manufacturing firms, we show that the impact of external factors substantially differ along firms' size, type of knowledge source and growth level.
Subjects:Firm growth
external factors
universities
agglomeration
space
spatial range
distance decay functions
knowledge spillovers
high growth firms
quantile regression
JEL:C31
D92
L25
R11
Document Type:Working Paper
Appears in Collections:Working Paper Series in Economics, Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

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