Advanced

How does distance to urban centres influence necessity and opportunity-based firm start-ups?

Lavesson, Niclas LU (2017) In Papers in Regional Science
Abstract

This paper seeks to understand how distance to urban centres influences necessity and opportunity-based firm start-ups. The results show that closeness to urban centres is not necessarily beneficial for firm start-ups. On the contrary, regions further away from urban centres of any size experience more firm start-ups. One explanation of this result is that regions experience spatial protection from urban competition. However, regions located further away from larger-sized urban centres experience less firm start-ups due to such remoteness. One explanation of this finding is that remote regions cannot access the agglomeration benefits that larger cities offer. This supports the view that rural regions draw on urban resources but only on... (More)

This paper seeks to understand how distance to urban centres influences necessity and opportunity-based firm start-ups. The results show that closeness to urban centres is not necessarily beneficial for firm start-ups. On the contrary, regions further away from urban centres of any size experience more firm start-ups. One explanation of this result is that regions experience spatial protection from urban competition. However, regions located further away from larger-sized urban centres experience less firm start-ups due to such remoteness. One explanation of this finding is that remote regions cannot access the agglomeration benefits that larger cities offer. This supports the view that rural regions draw on urban resources but only on those from larger agglomerations.

(Less)
Please use this url to cite or link to this publication:
author
organization
publishing date
type
Contribution to journal
publication status
epub
subject
keywords
Necessity-/opportunity-based firm start-ups, Rural entrepreneurship, Self-employment
in
Papers in Regional Science
publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
external identifiers
  • scopus:85017358817
ISSN
1056-8190
DOI
10.1111/pirs.12289
language
English
LU publication?
yes
id
fa794b6d-4572-4863-85e5-fe705e933958
date added to LUP
2017-05-05 12:28:57
date last changed
2018-01-07 12:02:03
@article{fa794b6d-4572-4863-85e5-fe705e933958,
  abstract     = {<p>This paper seeks to understand how distance to urban centres influences necessity and opportunity-based firm start-ups. The results show that closeness to urban centres is not necessarily beneficial for firm start-ups. On the contrary, regions further away from urban centres of any size experience more firm start-ups. One explanation of this result is that regions experience spatial protection from urban competition. However, regions located further away from larger-sized urban centres experience less firm start-ups due to such remoteness. One explanation of this finding is that remote regions cannot access the agglomeration benefits that larger cities offer. This supports the view that rural regions draw on urban resources but only on those from larger agglomerations.</p>},
  author       = {Lavesson, Niclas},
  issn         = {1056-8190},
  keyword      = {Necessity-/opportunity-based firm start-ups,Rural entrepreneurship,Self-employment},
  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Papers in Regional Science},
  title        = {How does distance to urban centres influence necessity and opportunity-based firm start-ups?},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12289},
  year         = {2017},
}