This paper examines the impact of locational choice as a firm srategy to access knowledge spillovers from universities. Based on a large dataset of publicly listed, high-technolgy startup firms in Germany, we test the proposition that proximity to the university is shaped by different spillover mechanisms—research and human capital—and by different types of knowledge spillovers—natural scienes and social sciences.
David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann and Susanne Warning
David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann and Katharine Wirsching
David B. Audretsch, Erik E. Lehmann and Lawrence A. Plummer
Erik E. Lehmann and Katharine Wirsching
Lehmann and Wirsching show that little consensus exists among scholars relating to the definition of family entrepreneurship. However, two streams have emerged to advance the concept, both of which identify the willingness to transfer the business to the subsequent generation as a key definitional characteristic. Nonetheless, empirical research must address measurement problems for the construct of family entrepreneurship as well as related conceptions of entrepreneurial orientation.