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Entrepreneurship, Industrial Location and Economic Growth

Edited by Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod and Miguel C. Manjón-Antolín, Faculty of Economics and Business, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Spain
This book examines the interrelations between entrepreneurship, industrial location and economic growth. Thus, it covers a wide range of topics, including: the economic impact of entrepreneurship; industry dynamics; growth and survival of firms; firm location and globalisation patterns; and agglomeration and growth. The chapters in the book demonstrate the need to adopt a broad perspective that combines insights from different strands of literature if we are to better understand these complex economic phenomena. In addition, the original empirical evidence from a range of different countries provides a sound foundation for developing appropriate guidance for policymakers.
Extent: 392 pp
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Publication Date: 2008
ISBN: 978 1 84720 386 1
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This book examines the interrelations between entrepreneurship, industrial location and economic growth. Thus, it covers a wide range of topics, including: the economic impact of entrepreneurship; industry dynamics; growth and survival of firms; firm location and globalisation patterns; and agglomeration and growth. The chapters in the book demonstrate the need to adopt a broad perspective that combines insights from different strands of literature if we are to better understand these complex economic phenomena. In addition, the original empirical evidence from a range of different countries provides a sound foundation for developing appropriate guidance for policymakers.

The contributions in this book will appeal to practitioners and policymakers interested in entrepreneurship, industrial location and industry dynamics. It will also be of interest to economic geographers, environmental scientists and local planners.
‘Being asked to write a foreword to Chris Freeman’s Selected Essays has been for me an honour and a privilege. . . As one of the most prominent founding fathers of the economics of innovation as a distinct sub-discipline of social science and as influential maître-à-penser within and outside evolutionary economics and economic history, he has deserved for quite a while the most prestigious recognition in economics. . .’
– From the foreword by Giovanni Dosi

‘This important new book brings together a collection of penetrating new analyses linking regional economic growth and development to the entrepreneurial capacity of a region. Policymakers concerned with regional economic development as well as scholars will find this book an invaluable guide to understanding the new driving force, entrepreneurship, for economic growth.’
– David Audretsch, Indiana University, Bloomington, US and Otto Beisheim School WHU, Germany
Contributors: Á. Alañón-Pardo, S. Arando, J.M. Arauzo-Carod, C. Autant-Bernard, R. Eamets, S. Esteve-Pérez, J.C. Fariñas, J. Jofre-Monseny, D. Liviano-Solís, P. López-García, F. Lotti, M.C. Manjón-Antolín, J.A. Máñez-Castillejo, A. Martín-Marcos, I. Mariotti, M. Martín-Bofarull, J. Masso, P. McCann, R. Moreno, R. Myro-Sánchez, M. Navarro, R. Ortega-Argilés, M. Peneder, I. Peña, K. Philips, L. Piscitello, S. Puente-Díaz, M.E. Rochina-Barrachina, W. Rogowski, S. Ruano, J.A. Sanchiz-Llopis, E. Santarelli, A. Segarra-Blasco, J. Simonen, J. Socha, E. Stam, M. Teruel-Carrizosa, M. Vivarelli, R. Winters
Contents:

INTRODUCTION
1. Entrepreneurship, Industrial Location and Economic Growth: An Appraisal
Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod and Miguel Carlos Manjón-Antolin

PART I: THE ECONOMIC IMPACT OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP
2. Entrepreneurial versus Routinized Regimes: Opportunity and the Cost of Experimentation
Michael Peneder

3. New Firms and Employment Growth: Some Empirical Evidence
Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod, Daniel Liviano-Solís and Mónica Martín-Bofarull

PART II: INDUSTRY DYNAMICS
4. Demography of Enterprises in Poland: Entry and Exit Rates in the Manufacturing Sector
Wojciech Rogowski and Jacek Socha

5. Creative Destruction and Transition: Evidence on Firm Demographics from Estonia
Jaan Masso, Raul Eamets and Kaia Philips

6. Sunk Costs, Industry Dynamics and Firm Productivity
José Carlos Fariñas, Ana Martín-Marcos and Sonia Ruano

PART III: GROWTH AND SURVIVAL OF FIRMS
7. Gibrat’s Law as a Long-run Regularity: Theory and Evidence
Francesca Lotti, Enrico Santarelli and Marco Vivarelli

8. Growth, Age and Location in Spanish Hotels
Mercedes Teruel-Carrizosa and Agustí Segarra-Blasco

9. A Comparison of the Determinants of Survival of Spanish Firms Across Economic Sectors
Paloma López-García and Sergio Puente-Díaz

10. Product and Process Innovations and the Likelihood of Survival
Raquel Ortega-Argilés and Rosina Moreno

PART IV: FIRM LOCATION
11. Cross-border Business Networks: The Case of the Basque Eurocity Corridor
Saioa Arando, Mikel Navarro and Iñaki Peña

12. Beyond the Firm: Innovation and Networks of High-Technology SMEs
Rob Winters and Erik Stam

13. Accessibility, Agglomeration and Location
Ángel Alañón-Pardo, Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod and Rafael Myro-Sánchez

PART V: LOCATION AND GLOBALISATION PATTERNS
14. Individual and Regional Determinants of R&D Location
Corinne Autant-Bernard

15. The Impact of Outward FDI on Local Employment and Skill Upgrading: Preliminary Evidence from the Italian Case
Ilaria Mariotti and Lucia Piscitello

16. A Survival Analysis of Manufacturing Firms in Export Markets
Silviano Esteve-Pérez, Juan A. Máñez-Castillejo, María E. Rochina-Barrachina and Juan A. Sanchis-Llopis

PART VI: AGGLOMERATION AND GROWTH
17. Innovation, Co-operation, and Labour Mobility
Philip McCann and Jaakko Simonen

18. Agglomeration Economies and Firm Survival
Jordi Jofre-Monseny

Index