Regional Determinants of ICT New Firm Formation
Posted: 19 Jun 2013
Date Written: June 18, 2013
The role of regional determinants in new entrepreneurs’ location decisions is analyzed in the French information and communication technologies (ICT) sector. As we focus on the emergence of this industry, our dataset includes every new ICT ﬁrm in France in the period 1993-2001.We ﬁnd evidence for the positive effect of co-location with incumbent ICT ﬁrms and some effect of knowledge spillovers. The effects of agglomeration, entrepreneurial capital and human capital are mixed.
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, New ﬁrm formation, SME, ICT sector, Regional factors, Local environment, Geographical proximity, France
JEL Classification: L26, L63, L86, M13, O38
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