Endogenous Growth Through Knowledge Spillovers in Entrepreneurship:
An Empirical Test

Strategic Entreprenuership Journal, Forthcoming

51 Pages Posted: 29 Apr 2011  

Frédéric Delmar

Lund University School of Economics and Management; EM Lyon (Ecole de Management de Lyon); Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Karl Wennberg

Linkoping University - Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS)

Karin Hellerstedt

Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS)

Date Written: April, 28 2011

Abstract

Endogenous growth theory suggests that technological knowledge stimulates growth, yet the micro foundations of this process remain obscure. Knowledge spillover theory posits that growth is contingent on the technology dependence of industries, forming the landscape for entrepreneurs to launch and grow ventures. We investigate these theoretical contingencies with two research questions using comprehensive employee-employer data documenting the science and technology labor force in Sweden: First, do industries with a greater need for new technology-based entrepreneurship grow disproportionately faster than other industries? Second, are the knowledge spillover effects fostering the growth of new technology based firms contingent on certain industry structures?

Keywords: Endogenous growth, Knowledge spillovers, Industry growth, Firm growth

Suggested Citation

Delmar, Frédéric and Wennberg, Karl and Hellerstedt, Karin, Endogenous Growth Through Knowledge Spillovers in Entrepreneurship: An Empirical Test (April, 28 2011). Strategic Entreprenuership Journal, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1825092

Frédéric Delmar

Lund University School of Economics and Management ( email )

P.O Box 7080
Lund
Sweden

EM Lyon (Ecole de Management de Lyon) ( email )

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Lyon, Ecully 69134
France
+33 (0)4 78 33 70 18 (Phone)

HOME PAGE: http://www.em-lyon.com/france/professeurs/delmar/index.aspx

Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN)

Box 55665
Grevgatan 34, 2nd floor
Stockholm, SE-102 15
Sweden

Karl Wennberg (Contact Author)

Linkoping University - Institute for Analytical Sociology (IAS) ( email )

Norrköping, 601 74
Sweden

Karin Hellerstedt

Jonkoping University - Jonkoping International Business School (JIBS) ( email )

Jönköping, 55111
Sweden

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