Spin-off: Individual, Firm, Industry and Regional Determinants
Apostolos Baltzopoulos (),
Pontus Braunerhjelm () and
Ioannis Tikoudis ()
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Apostolos Baltzopoulos: The Nordic Centre for Spatial Development, Postal: Nordregio , The Nordic Centre for Spatial Development , 111 86 Stockholm , Sweden.
No 265, Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation from Royal Institute of Technology, CESIS - Centre of Excellence for Science and Innovation Studies
The extent and importance of spin-offs for industrial dynamics have been analysed in a number of previous studies, yet knowledge is surprisingly scarce about the determinants that trigger such entrepreneurial ventures. In the current analysis we use unique and detailed Swedish data to comprehensively explore how individual, firm, regional, and industry variables influence spin-offs during 1999-2005. In addition to the expected general positive impact of regional size and entrepreneurial culture, we find specific features for knowledge intensive manufacturing and service production on the propensity of employees to spin off a new venture. Moreover, we use an entropy measure to disentangle unrelated and related variety, and find that the former has a significantly negative impact while the latter a significantly positive effect on the propensity of the individual to start a spin-off.
Keywords: Spin-offs; entrepreneurship; industries; regions (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: D01 O12 O18 R10 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Pages: 45 pages
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