Entrepreneurship and the spatial context: A panel data study into regional determinants of small growing firms in Scotland.

Andrew G Ross (Lead / Corresponding author), John Adams, Kenny Crossan

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Abstract

Entrepreneurship is widely recognised as a key determinant of economic growth, regional prosperity and sustainable development. Using a panel model with data from the value added tax register, this paper estimates spatial variation in small growing firms across 32 Scottish regions for the period 1998–2012. Results show there is considerable variation in small growing firms across Scottish regions and may be explained by demand, supply, policy, cultural factors and agglomeration benefits. Scotland has historically suffered from low levels of entrepreneurial activity; however, this paper provides relevant and timely findings into a form of entrepreneurial activity that until now has largely been overlooked.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)672-688
Number of pages17
JournalLocal Economy
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 25 Aug 2015

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