The Geography of Firm Dynamics: Measuring Business Demography for Regional Development
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The Geography of Firm Dynamics: Measuring Business Demography for Regional Development

The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides methods and data to measure and analyse business demography across OECD regions. It first discusses the methodological challenges of measuring consistently the creation and destruction of businesses at the subnational scale and from an international perspective. Second, it presents a novel database that not only makes such comparison possible but also provides the basis for an analysis of the major trends in business dynamics across regions. The report identifies regional factors that are associated with entrepreneurship and also examines the impact of business creation on regional employment. The Geography of Firm Dynamics provides a tool for national and local policy makers to design strategies for healthier business environments that are tailored to the specific characteristics of each region, thereby boosting prosperity.

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Measuring business demography at the level of regions: Methods and challenges You or your institution have access to this content

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This chapter presents an assessment of the methodological challenges associated with the development of a regional business demography database encompassing a large number of OECD countries. The chapter also presents a roadmap for future methodological and statistical work necessary to improve our understanding of entrepreneurship and the geography of employment in OECD regions.

 
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