KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Survival, Productivity and Growth of New Ventures across Locations
() and Pardis Nabavi
Abstract: We assess the impact of the location of genuinely new
ventures and spinoffs on these firms’ survival, productivity and growth.
The study distinguishes between four different categories of locations:
metro cities, metro regions, urban areas, and rural areas. Using a unique
database covering more than 23,000 new entrants between 2000 and 2004 in
Sweden and observing them for 5 years, several conclusions may be drawn
from our study. First, there is a substantial difference in ex-post entry
performance between the manufacturing and service sectors. Second, the
proposed superiority of start-ups by ex-employees depends on the
performance measures and the sector. Third, knowledge and technology
intensity of the industry matter for the viability of the new firms.
Keywords: Location; New ventures; Survival; Productivity; Growth; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: L25; L26; M13; O47; R11; (follow links to similar papers)
30 pages, May 8, 2013
Before downloading any of the electronic versions below
you should read our statement on
for viewing Postscript files and the
Acrobat Reader for viewing and printing pdf files.
Full text versions of the paper:
Questions (including download problems) about the papers in this series should be directed to Vardan Hovsepyan ()
Report other problems with accessing this service to Sune Karlsson ()
or Helena Lundin ().
Design by Joachim Ekebom