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dc.contributor.authorRocha, Hector
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-08T14:08:38Z
dc.date.available2016-11-08T14:08:38Z
dc.date.issued2005
dc.identifier.citationRocha, H.O. & Sternberg, R. Small Bus Econ (2005) 24: 267. doi:10.1007/s11187-005-1993-9en_US
dc.identifier.urihttps://riu.austral.edu.ar/handle/123456789/245
dc.description.abstractThis paper is about the impact of clusters on entrepreneurship at the regional level. Defining entrepreneurship as the creation of new organisations and clusters as a geographically proximate group of interconnected firms and associated institutions in related industries, this paper aims to answer three research questions : first, do clusters matter to entrepreneurship at the regional level? Second, if clusters are associated with different levels of entrepreneurship, what explains those differences? Third, what do the answers to the previous questions imply for academics and policy makers? To answer these questions, this paper distinguishes between clusters and industrial agglomerations and advances a theoretical model and empirical research to explain the impact of clusters on entrepreneurship at the regional level. This paper uses the 97 German planning regions as units of analysis to test the hypotheses. Using hypotheses testing and OLS fixed-effects model, this paper finds that clusters do have an impact on entrepreneurship at the regional level, but industrial agglomerations do not. Implications for academics and policy makers and suggestions for future research are given in the concluding section.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherSmall Business Economicsen_US
dc.subjectentrepreneurshipen_US
dc.subjectclustersen_US
dc.subjectindustrial agglomerationsen_US
dc.subjectsocioeconomicsen_US
dc.subjectneoclassicalen_US
dc.subjecteconomicsen_US
dc.subjectGermanyen_US
dc.titleEntrepreneurship: The Role of Clusters. Theoretical Perspectives and Empirical Evidence from Germanyen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US


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