Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/111881
Authors: 
Scholl, Tobias
Brenner, Thomas
Wendel, Martin
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
Working Papers on Innovation and Space 05.12
Abstract: 
We investigate company foundations in the German micro technology industry by means of a spatial-temporal micro-geographic analysis. In order to deal with our unusual detailed data, we develop a new distance-based framework for a logistic regression that is able to present results in a continuous space. Locations of company foundations are investigated with respect to their spatial proximity to similar firms, patent owner, related industries and research institutions and are benchmarked with the overall distribution of company foundations in Germany. We demonstrate that spatial proximity has a clear influence on where new companies are founded. Furthermore, the influence of proximity to different agents is not constant over times but evolves with the industry'€™s life cycle.
Subjects: 
Spatial concentration
localization
clusters
MAUP
distance-based measures
JEL: 
C40
M13
R12
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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