The effect of broadband infrastructure on entrepreneurial activities: The case of Germany
Miriam Rinawi and
Tobias Veith ()
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Miriam Koomen
No 11-081, ZEW Discussion Papers from ZEW - Leibniz Centre for European Economic Research
This paper investigates whether the local infrastructure favours entrepreneurial activities. Besides the physical and knowledge infrastructure we take into account a county's broadband availability by building an index which accounts for county-related specificities. We find that broadband availability fosters entrepreneurial activities particularly in high-tech sectors for which efficient ways of knowledge transfer is crucial.
Keywords: broadband provision; physical and knowledge infrastructure; local entrepreneurial activities (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: O18 L26 R11 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
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