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Working Paper No. 171. New Start-ups and Firm In-migration Evidence from the Swedish Wholesale Trade Industry

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Företagandets villkor, Företagsstorlek, Företagstillväxt, Jobbskapande, Migration, Niklas Elert, Niklas Rudholm, Småföretag, Sven-Olov Daunfeldt
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The purpose of this paper is to distinguish between the determinants of new start-ups and in migration of firms using a data-set that covers 13,471 limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale trade industries during the period 2000- 2004. Our results indicate that the presence of a university more than doubles the expected number of entrants and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 30%. A large share of educated workers and a high local unemployment rate is also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration.

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Daunfeldt, S-O., Elert, N. & Rudholm, N. (2011). New Start-ups and Firm In-migration Evidence from the Swedish Wholesale Trade Industry. Ratio Working Paper No. 171.

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Working Paper No. 171. New Start-ups and Firm In-migration Evidence from the Swedish Wholesale Trade Industry
Working paperPublication
Daunfeldt, S-O., Elert, N. & Rudholm, N.
Publication year

2011

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to distinguish between the determinants of new start-ups and in migration of firms using a data-set that covers 13,471 limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale trade industries during the period 2000- 2004. Our results indicate that the presence of a university more than doubles the expected number of entrants and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 30%. A large share of educated workers and a high local unemployment rate is also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration.

Related content: Start-ups and firm in-migration

Working Paper No. 171. New Start-ups and Firm In-migration Evidence from the Swedish Wholesale Trade Industry
Working paperPublication
Daunfeldt, S-O., Elert, N. & Rudholm, N.
Publication year

2011

Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to distinguish between the determinants of new start-ups and in migration of firms using a data-set that covers 13,471 limited liability firms in the Swedish wholesale trade industries during the period 2000- 2004. Our results indicate that the presence of a university more than doubles the expected number of entrants and increases the expected number of in-migrating firms with 30%. A large share of educated workers and a high local unemployment rate is also associated with more start-ups and firm in-migration.

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Ratio Working Paper No. 349: Industrial conflict in essential services in a new era – Swedish rules in a comparative perspective
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Karlson, N.
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2021

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This paper examines whether the Swedish regulatory system of dealing with industrial conflicts that affect essential services need an update or reform. Are the existing rules effective in a world where many essential services are upheld by many interdependent agents in complex systems where every single node becomes critical for the functioning of the system, and where the essential service activities could be either private or public? A comparative study is conducted with the corresponding regulatory systems of the United Kingdom, Germany, and Denmark.
The conclusion is that Sweden is a special case. The Swedish protection against and readiness in dealing with societally harmful industrial conflicts in essential services is weaker than in the countries of comparison. Just as in relation to other threats to essential services, it is not sustainable to claim that just because such a threat is not currently present, there would be no need for preparedness.
There are many alternative ways to handle this. Desirable methods should both prevent harmful conflicts from erupting and end conflicts that have grown harmful to society at a later stage. The labour market organisations should have a mutual interest in reforming the rules.

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