Regional Determinants of ICT New Firm Formation

Posted: 19 Jun 2013

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Frank Lasch

Montpellier Business School; Montpellier Research in Management

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

Suggested Citation

Lasch, Frank, Regional Determinants of ICT New Firm Formation (June 18, 2013). Lasch F., Robert F. & Le Roy F., Small Business Economics, Vol. 40, No. 3, 2013, Available at SSRN:

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