A Process Model of Locational Change in Entrepreneurial Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective

34 Pages Posted: 26 Aug 2006

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E. Stam

Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM); University of Utrecht - Urban and Regional Research Centre Utrecht (URU); Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Economics

Date Written: March 27, 2006

Abstract

How do changes in the spatial organization of entrepreneurial firms come about? This paper provides a conceptualisation of the process of locational change. A process model of locational change is constructed on the basis of an empirical study of 109 locational events during the life course of 25 young firms in knowledge intensive sectors (knowledge services and biomedicals). This process model of locational change maps both internal and external variation and selection processes. This model contributes to the development of a causal process theory of the spatial development of (new) firms.

Keywords: Location, Decision-Making, Entrepreneurial Firms, Evolutionary Theory, Process Models

Suggested Citation

Stam, E., A Process Model of Locational Change in Entrepreneurial Firms: An Evolutionary Perspective (March 27, 2006). ERIM Report Series Reference No. ERS-2006-014-ORG, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=902743

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