Authors: Lado-Sestayo R., Neira I., Chasco-Yrigoyen C.
Publication: Entrepreneurship Research Journal
Tags: Regional Studies, Spatial Variation, SSCI
This paper analyzes the spatial nature of entrepreneurship at NUTSIII. Lately, academic studies are including the relation between incipient entrepreneurs and geography. In some cases, this relation is considered as unidirectional insofar as the decision to become an entrepreneur can be highly influenced by geographical location. Beyond the cultural and social boundaries that affect the entrepreneur as an individual, there are spatial characteristics that provide advantages of location for some industries. While several studies highlight the role of location and geography as aspects that have an impact on entrepreneurial activity, the externalities generated by such aspects are not considered in empirical work. The aim of this paper is to check how avoiding considering location can have an effect on the results of entrepreneurship research. Our results point that both location and temporary effects have a significant impact on entrepreneurship research results. Thus, it is important to use a temporary and spatial methodological approach in entrepreneurship research to avoid bias.
Lado-Sestayo, R., Neira-Gómez, I. & Chasco-Yrigoyen, C. (2017). Entrepreneurship at Regional Level: Temporary and Neighborhood Effects. Entrepreneurship Research Journal, 0(0), pp. -. Retrieved 18 Aug. 2017, from doi:10.1515/erj-2017-0111