De Silva, Dakshina G. and McComb, Robert P. (2009): Research universities and regional high-tech firm start-ups and exit.
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If localized knowledge spillovers are present in the university setting, higher rates of both start-ups and/or survival than in the broader economy would be observed in areas that are geographically proximate to the university. Using a fully-disclosed Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages for Texas for the years 1999:3-2006:2, this paper analyzes start-ups and exit rates for high-tech firms in Texas. We find that there is evidence that the presence of a research institution will affect the likelihood of technology start-ups. However, results suggest that geographic proximity to knowledge centers does not reduce hazard rates.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Research universities and regional high-tech firm start-ups and exit|
|Keywords:||Entry and Survival, R & D, Regional, Urban, and Rural Analyses|
|Subjects:||R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R5 - Regional Government Analysis > R53 - Public Facility Location Analysis; Public Investment and Capital Stock
O - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O18 - Urban, Rural, Regional, and Transportation Analysis; Housing; Infrastructure
R - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity
|Depositing User:||Dakshina De Silva|
|Date Deposited:||27. Jan 2009 10:15|
|Last Modified:||12. Feb 2013 00:05|
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