Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/25619
Authors: 
Buenstorf, Guido
Guenther, Christina
Year of Publication: 
2007
Series/Report no.: 
Jena economic research papers 2007,053
Abstract: 
We study location choices and firm performance in the German machine tool industry, focusing on the forced migration of East German firms after World War II. Our analysis of location choices supports earlier findings that industry agglomerations attract further entrants. Relocating firms outperformed entrants that possessed no prior industry experience; apparently were able to build on their prewar capabilities. We find no evidence suggesting that firm performance benefited from agglomeration effects.
Subjects: 
Capabilities
agglomeration economies
location choice
firm survival
machine tool industry
JEL: 
L20
R12
R30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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