Emergence and Survival of New Businesses

Econometric Analyses

  • Oliver Falck

Part of the Contributions to Management Science book series (MANAGEMENT SC.)

About this book


Two very topical research questions are addressed in this book: Which are the determinants of new business formation and their survival, and will business start-ups, especially in the service sector, create employment and thereby generate growth? The analysis is based on a unique dataset consisting of the population of all businesses with at least one employee under social security in Germany in all private industries (manufacturing and services). State-of-the-art econometric techniques are used throughout the book, taking into account the multi-dimensional character of the determinants. Using Germany as an example, the book gives a comprehensive review on entrepreneurial activity, and draws the general conclusion that new businesses should not be subsidized with a watering can.


Business Entrepreneurship Growth Industrial Organization Innovation Panel Techniques calculus

Authors and affiliations

  • Oliver Falck
    • 1
  1. 1.Ifo Institute for Economic ResearchMünchenGermany

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2007
  • Publisher Name Physica-Verlag HD
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7908-1947-2
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7908-1948-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-1941
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