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Geography of starts-ups in Sweden – the role of human capital, social capital and industrial structure
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Geography and Economic History, Economic and social geography.
2014 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of this study is to investigate the role of human and social capital in start-up creation

process. Specifically it reveals the types of interaction between “soft” factors and institutional

characteristics of the regions and investigates to what extent does the role of human and social

capital varies in different institutional settings. To address this questions a multilevel model

has been used which allows to capture relationships both in time and space. The data used in

this paper stem from regional macrodata on human and social capital as well as industrial

structure of Swedish economy. The study revealed important facts about start up creation

processes, namely dual characteristic of entrepreneurship patterns in Sweden. In the

metropolitan regions of the country human and social capital play much more important role

than in the other regions, where the entrepreneurial activity is to large extent a result of

current economic conditions and industrial settings.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 37 p.
National Category
Social and Economic Geography
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-92308OAI: diva2:740502
Educational program
Master's Program in Spatial Planning and Development
Available from: 2014-08-25 Created: 2014-08-25 Last updated: 2014-08-25Bibliographically approved

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