The Location of New Firms and the Life Cycle of Industries

Posted: 24 Nov 2009

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M. Teresa Costa Campi

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Agusti Segarra Blasco

Rovira i Virgili University

Elisabet Viladecans Marshal

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: 2004

Abstract

Why does the location of new firms differ according to the characteristics of the industry? Is there a relation between a technologically dense base of firms and the urban environment in which they appear? Does the autonomy of new firms when deciding their location differ according to the characteristics of the industrial sector and the size of the firm? This paper approaches these questions in Spanish manufacturing sectors between the years 1980 and 1994. The results obtained indicate that decisions on location differ according to the technological density of the industries and their life cycle. (Publication abstract.)

Keywords: Location of industry, Manufacturing industries, Firm location, Firm size, Product development, Geographic distribution, Business cycles

Suggested Citation

Campi, M. Teresa Costa and Blasco, Agusti Segarra and Marshal, Elisabet Viladecans, The Location of New Firms and the Life Cycle of Industries (2004). University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign's Academy for Entrepreneurial Leadership Historical Research Reference in Entrepreneurship, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1511057

M. Teresa Costa Campi (Contact Author)

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Agusti Segarra Blasco

Rovira i Virgili University ( email )

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Tarragona, Tarragona 43204
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Elisabet Viladecans Marshal

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