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The Determinants of Firm Survival among Small Cluster Firms

Sana Ullah (), Babur Wasim Arif () and Muhammad Majeed ()
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Babur Wasim Arif: Assistant Professor, Department of Social Sciences, Iqra University, Islamabad, Pakistan

Lahore Journal of Economics, 2019, vol. 24, issue 1, 131-145

Abstract: This study analyzes the impact of education, experience, and social capital on firm survival using two waves of a survey conducted in 2008 and 2017 for the electrical fittings cluster based in Sargodha, Pakistan. Estimating a probit model, we find that the entrepreneur’s education, experience, and social network are each positively correlated with firm survival. The interactions of education with both production and marketing experience are also significantly and positively related to firm survival while interactions of social capital with experience are not. Therefore, for the firms in this sector, education plays an important role directly as well as through production and marketing experience.

Keywords: Education; experience; social capital; firm survival; Pakistan (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2019
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