Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/228316
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Kristalova, Maria
Wyrwich, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2020
Series/Report no.: 
Jena Economic Research Papers No. 2020-014
Abstract: 
We investigate the reasons for the pronounced regional differences of new business formation after the transformation from a socialist planned system to a market economy in East Germany. Relatively high start-up rates are found in regions that had a well-qualified workforce and a relatively high share of remaining self-employed at the end of the socialist period. This also holds for high-tech manufacturing start-ups. Based on our conclusion that policy should account for these initial regional conditions, we use two criteria to introduce a classification of regions.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
new business formation
regional conditions
transformation
East Germany
JEL: 
L26
R11
N94
P25
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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