Location decisions of knowledge-based entrepreneurs: Why some Catalan KISAs choose to be rural?

Esteban Lafuente, Yancy Vaillant, Christian Serarols

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    Abstract

    Entrepreneurship has currently become an important element of economic development and innovation policy. In this context, the promotion of knowledge-based firms has become the norm, even in rural areas. Thus, the study presented in this paper analyses the variables that influence the choice of location made by rural and urban knowledge intensive service activity firms (KISA, hereafter). The results of the quantitative study allows for important policy making recommendations, but also offers significant contributions for entrepreneurship and regional development researchers, as well as practical insights for entrepreneurs. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)590-600
    JournalTechnovation
    Volume30
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2010

    Keywords

    • Entrepreneurship
    • Location decision
    • New knowledge intensive service activity firms (KISA)
    • Rural policy

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