Accessibility to knowledge and new firm formation in Sweden

Tüzin Baycan, Özge Öner

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This paper investigates how accessibility to knowledge is related to the new firm formation in Sweden. Utilizing municipal level data, the paper examines how and to what extent geographic proximity to establishments that are specialized in formal knowledge creation plays a role for the overall entrepreneurial milieu in a city region. While measuring accessibility to knowledge at intra-municipal, intra-regional and extra-regional levels, the paper maps out the clustering patterns of new firms and ranks the municipalities by their performance in creating an entrepreneurial milieu. The clustering patterns of new firms highlight critical factors in new firm formation and entrepreneurial performance of regions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)89-104
Number of pages16
JournalStudies in Regional Science
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2013


  • Accessibility to Knowledge
  • Geographic Proximity
  • Knowledge Commercialization
  • New Firms
  • Startups
  • Sweden
  • Universities and Higher Education Institutions
  • University Spinoffs


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