Firm entry and exit in Italian provinces and the relationship with unemployment

M.A. Carree, E. Santarelli, I. Verheul

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This study investigates the influence of the unemployment rate on firm entry, exit and net entry in italian provinces. We attempt to explain these market dynamics in six different sectors, including manufacturing, construction, commerce, hotels and restaurants, transport and financial services. We control for other regional factors, such as patenting activity, economic growth, economic welfare, tourism, industrial districts and whether being a major city. Findings indicate that the effects of unemployment on entry and exit are dependent upon the sector under study, but are mainly negative. This suggests a lack of dynamics in the italian regional labor markets.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-186
JournalThe International Entrepreneurship and Management Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2008

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