Persistence and change in interregional differences in entrepreneurship: England and Wales, 1921–2011

Fotopoulos, Gergios and Storey, David J (2017) Persistence and change in interregional differences in entrepreneurship: England and Wales, 1921–2011. Environment and Planning A, 49 (3). pp. 670-702. ISSN 0308-518X

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Abstract

The paper explores time-persistence in interregional differences of self-employment rates in England and Wales in the 1921–2011 period by using census data. The results suggest a strong path-dependence in entrepreneurship as past self-employment rates have strong bearing on future ones. However, there is also some rank mobility reflected in the upward movements of London boroughs and downward movements of primarily coastal areas. Rank mobility relates to structural changes, changes in human capital, regional age structures and immigration.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Entrepreneurship, Institutions, Path dependence/evolutionary economic geography, Rank mobility, Spatial econometrics
Schools and Departments: School of Business, Management and Economics > Business and Management
Depositing User: Stacey Goldup
Date Deposited: 28 Nov 2016 11:28
Last Modified: 05 Jul 2017 14:53
URI: http://sro.sussex.ac.uk/id/eprint/65605

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