Research Universities and Regional High-Tech Firm Start-up and Exit

De Silva, Dakshina G. and McComb, Robert P. (2012) Research Universities and Regional High-Tech Firm Start-up and Exit. Economic Inquiry, 50 (1). pp. 112-130. ISSN 0095-2583

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Abstract

If localized knowledge spillovers are present in the university setting, higher rates of both start-up and/or survival would be observed in areas that are geographically proximate to the university. Using a detailed industry data set for Texas for 1999:3–2005:2, we analyze start-up and exit rates for high-tech firms. Based on a Poisson quasi-maximum likelihood estimation, we find evidence that the level of R&D and proximity of a research institution positively affects the likelihood of technology start-ups. However, using both the Cox proportional hazards model and Kaplan–Meier approach, our results suggest that geographic proximity to knowledge centers does not reduce hazard rates. (JEL R12, R53, O18)

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Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title:
Economic Inquiry
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52465
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Deposited On:
07 Feb 2012 16:41
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Yes
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