Location Choice for New Ventures: Cities

Posted: 14 Mar 2012

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William Kerr

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Ramana Nanda

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit

Date Written: February 23, 2012

Abstract

Location choice is a critical decision for entrepreneurs. This note explores how entrepreneurs should think about different city options through a systematic framework that encompasses professional and personal issues. We use the intellectual frameworks of the cluster and industry agglomeration literatures to organize these factors. We then provide some tactical advice and worksheets for entrepreneurs to consider when selecting the location for their new venture.

Learning Objective: To provide location choice guidance for entrepreneurs.

Suggested Citation

Kerr, William R. and Nanda, Ramana, Location Choice for New Ventures: Cities (February 23, 2012). Harvard Business School Entrepreneurial Management Case No. 811-106. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2021372

William R. Kerr (Contact Author)

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

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Ramana Nanda

Harvard University - Entrepreneurial Management Unit ( email )

Boston, MA 02163
United States

HOME PAGE: http://www.people.hbs.edu/rnanda

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