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Urbanization and start-up rates in different geographies: Belgium, the Netherlands, and Sweden

This study addresses the mediating role of settlement patterns in the relationship between urbanization and start-up activity. Places do not operate in a vacuum and to understand the effect of “own” density on start-up patterns, we need to account for the urban spillovers or borrowed size that they may experience from other places nearby. The results can explain the empirical...

When is your experience valuable? Occupation-industry transitions and self-employment success

The literature on employee spinoffs has, for a long time, stressed the importance of industry-specific skills and experiences in explaining the success of new firms. We argue that employees also develop skills that are associated with their occupation within an industry, and that success as an entrepreneur, therefore, is also contingent on the relation between the entrepreneurs...

The effect of new business creation on employment growth in regions facing population decline

Particularly in declining regions, new businesses creation is seen as a means to secure (future) employment opportunities. However, the way in which new business creation exerts its influence on employment is not evident. Do start-ups in these areas influencing employment change as they do in growth regions? We disentangle the long- and short-term employment effect of new...

Individual foundings and organizational foundings: their effect on employment growth in The Netherlands

Sierdjan Koster 0 JEL Classifications 0 0 S. Koster (&) Faculty of Spatial Science, Urban and Regional Studies Institute, Groningen University , P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands

Start-ups as drivers of market mobility: an analysis at the region–sector level for The Netherlands

Although recent literature suggests that competition among incumbent firms is caused by the entry of new firms, this relationship has not yet been tested directly. In this study a regression model is established in which a direct measure of competition among incumbent firms, the market mobility rate, is explained by start-up rates and control variables. The results show that the...