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Do firms in clusters innovate more
Abstract This paper analyses whether firms located in strong industrial clusters or regions are more likely to innovate than firms outside these regions. The study examines innovative activity usingExpand
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Do innovations diffuse faster within geographical clusters
Abstract There is considerable evidence to demonstrate that the diffusion of new technologies is spatially variable. This paper argues that externalities promoting the adoption of new technology areExpand
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Entrepreneurship, regional development and job creation: the case of Portugal
This paper investigates whether a high level of new business formation in a region stimulates employment growth in that region. We look at the lag structure of these effects using a data set coveringExpand
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The impact of human capital on the early success of necessity versus opportunity-based entrepreneurs
This paper examines whether founders’ backgrounds influence new firm survival in the early years after startup, focusing, in particular, on the impact of unemployment-driven entrepreneurship. ForExpand
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Proximity to knowledge sources and the location of knowledge-based start-ups
We use detailed longitudinal data on firms, human capital and universities to study the impact of geographical proximity to knowledge sources and local absorptive capacity on the regional location ofExpand
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The Diffusion of Process Innovations: A Selective Review
This paper surveys some of the most noteworthy literature on the diffusion of process technologies from the point of view of economics. It examines the main theoretical approaches to the diffusionExpand
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Geographical Clusters and Innovation Diffusion
Abstract There is a considerable body of evidence to demonstrate that the diffusion of new technologies is spatially variable. If firms rely on each other to learn about new technology, the diffusionExpand
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Serial entrepreneurship: impact of human capital on time to re-entry
This study uses a longitudinal matched employer–employee database to examine how ex-entrepreneurs’ levels of general and specific human capital influence their likelihood of re-enteringExpand
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The Relationship between Entrepreneurship and Unemployment: is Portugal an Outlier?
The present paper examines the relationship between entrepreneurship, as measured by the variation in business ownership rates, and unemployment in Portugal in the period from 1972-2002. It concludesExpand
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How former business owners fare in the labor market? Job assignment and earnings
This study uses detailed longitudinal matched employer–employee data to examine the impact of entrepreneurial experience on job assignments, careers, and wages. The results suggest that there areExpand
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