Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/61329
Authors: 
Fritsch, Michael
Wyrwich, Michael
Year of Publication: 
2012
Series/Report no.: 
DIW Discussion Papers 1224
Abstract: 
We investigate the persistence of levels of self-employment and new business formation in different time periods and under different framework conditions. The analysis shows that high levels of regional self-employment and new business formation tend to be persistent for periods as long as 80 years and that such an entrepreneurial culture can even survive abrupt and drastic changes in the politic-economic environment. We thus conclude that regional entrepreneurship cultures do exist and that they have long-lasting effects.
Subjects: 
Entrepreneurship
self-employment
new business formation
persistence
culture
JEL: 
L26
R11
O11
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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