External Effects of Metropolitan Innovation on Firm Survival: Non-Parametric Evidence from Computer and Electronic Product Manufacturing and Healthcare Services

  • Alexandra TsvetkovaEmail author
  • Jean-Claude Thill
  • Deborah Strumsky
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


In the last two decades, geography came into prominence as an important consideration in the study of knowledge accumulation, firm performance, and economic growth. The role of space as a determinant of economic outcomes comes primarily from the non-uniform distribution of human and social capital across territories. Accumulated knowledge, specific in each region, eventually should translate into productive applications and lead to dissimilar rates of economic growth (Ibrahim et al. 2009). The literature argues that knowledge, innovativeness, and entrepreneurship (factors that in the short-run are ‘attached’ to a region) play a definite role in economic outcomes.


Knowledge Spillover Creative Destruction Firm Survival Patent Count Firm Creation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexandra Tsvetkova
    • 1
    Email author
  • Jean-Claude Thill
    • 2
  • Deborah Strumsky
    • 2
  1. 1.School of Public PolicyGeorge Mason UniversityArlingtonUSA
  2. 2.Department of Geography and Earth SciencesUniversity of North Carolina – CharlotteCharlotteUSA

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