Location, education and enterprise growth

There is a long-standing tradition of attributing the growth of enterprises to unique capabilities expressed through entrepreneurial activities. These are contingent on their exposure to information that signals opportunities, access to external resources that enable capabilities to be built and the existence of prior related knowledge and routines within the firm. This article uses the Norwegian employer–employee register data to investigate whether the likelihood of achieving high growth as defined by the OECD is contingent on the location of the firm, the educational background of its employees and their employment performance prior to the period 2006–2009 for which growth and survival probabilities are estimated.

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Title Location, education and enterprise growth
Category Academic article
AuthorSverre Johan Herstad
AuthorTore Vang Sandven
AuthorEspen Solberg
publication year2013
issn1350-4851