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Falck, Oliver (2007): Survival chances of new businesses: Do regional conditions matter? In: Applied Economics, Vol. 39, No. 16: pp. 2039-2048
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This article analyses the effects of industry-, regional- and firm-level characteristics on the post-entry performance of new businesses by means of an econometric survival time model. First preference is given to an accelerated failure time model assuming a log-logistic distribution. The data involve a representative sample of businesses in the private sector of West Germany during 1993 to 2002 period. The results demonstrate that the regional dimension is most important; whereas firm-level characteristics play a subordinated role.