The link between firm births and job creation: Is there a Upas Tree effect?

Van Stel, Adrian and Storey, David (2004) The link between firm births and job creation: Is there a Upas Tree effect? Regional Studies, 38 (8). pp. 893-909. ISSN 0034-3404

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Abstract

This paper examines the relationship between firm births and job creation in Great Britain. It uses a new data set for 60 British regions, covering the whole of Great Britain, between 1980 and 1998. For Great Britain as a whole, no significant relationship between start-ups and employment creation is found in the 1980s, but there is a negative relationship for the 'low enterprise' area of the North East of England. For the 1990s, a significant positive relationship for Great Britain as a whole is found, but for Scotland, which focused policy on start-ups, a negative relationship is found. The authors feel this raises questions over policies designed to raise rates of new firm formation as a strategy for employment creation, particularly in 'low enterprise' areas

Item Type: Article
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: David Storey
Date Deposited: 06 Feb 2012 20:50
Last Modified: 25 May 2012 07:58
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/28428
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