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Entrepreneurship Culture, Knowledge Spillovers, and the Growth of Regions

Stuetzer Michael, Audretsch David, Obschonka Martin, Gosling Samuel, Rentfrow Jason and Potter Jeff
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Michael Stützer ()

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Abstract: An extensive literature has emerged in regional studies linking organization-based measures of entrepreneurship (e.g., self-employment, new start-ups) to regional economic performance. A limitation of the extant literature is that the measurement of entrepreneurship is not able to incorporate broader conceptual views, such as behaviour, of what actually constitutes entrepreneurship. This paper fills this gap by linking the underlying and also more fundamental and encompassing entrepreneurship culture of regions to regional economic performance. The empirical evidence suggests that those regions exhibiting higher levels of entrepreneurship culture tend to have higher employment growth. Robustness checks using causal methods confirm this finding.

Keywords: Entrepreneurship; Entrepreneurship Culture; Regional Development; Economic Growth (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: L26 M13 N9 N91 O3 O31 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
New Economics Papers: this item is included in nep-ent, nep-geo, nep-his, nep-ino, nep-sbm and nep-ure
Date: 2018
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Published in Regional Studies 5.52(2018): pp. 603-618

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