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Banking on industry: the impact of financial services on regional industrial structure and development

Jaap W.B. Bos and Degl'Innocenti, Marta
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Jaap W.B. Bos: Finance
Degl'Innocenti, Marta: southampton business school, university of southampton

Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Jan Sauermann () and Marion Collewet

No 9, Research Memorandum from Maastricht University, Graduate School of Business and Economics (GSBE)

Abstract: We investigate the extent to which local banking market characteristics can explain where small enterprises (SEs) are located and how they thrive. We start from a simple theory that explains the channels along which local banking market structure can affect the growth of SEs. Subsequently, we make use of a highly detailed data set, exploit unique features of the Italian banking system and find that the structure of the banking system explains the regional distribution of SEs in Italy, in particular through the historical presence of small banks.

Keywords: SMEs; Banking; Market structure (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: G21 R11 C21 D40 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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Date: 2017-04-10
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