Hogeschool van Amsterdam

Centre for Applied Research on Business and Economics

Variations in new firm life duration for immigrant and native entrepreneurs


Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population.

In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop, and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized.

Reference Schutjens, V., de Vries, N., & Risselada, A. (2017). Variations in new firm life duration for immigrant and native entrepreneurs. In C. Karlsson, M. Andersson, & L. Bjerke (Eds.), Geography of growth: innovation, networks and collaborations (pp. 226-264). (New horizons in regional science). Edward Elgar Publishing.

Publication date

Jan 2017


Veronique Schutjens
Nardo de Vries


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