The Effect of Broadband Infrastructure on Entrepreneurial Activities: The Case of Germany

Heger, Diana ; Veith, Tobias ; Rinawi, Miriam

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URN: urn:nbn:de:bsz:180-madoc-298929
Document Type: Working paper
Year of publication: 2011
Place of publication: Mannheim
Publication language: English
Institution: Sonstige Einrichtungen > ZEW - Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung
MADOC publication series: Veröffentlichungen des ZEW (Leibniz-Zentrum für Europäische Wirtschaftsforschung) > ZEW Discussion Papers
Subject: 330 Economics
Classification: JEL: O18 , L 26 , R11,
Subject headings (SWD): Deutschland , Unternehmer , Wissenstransfer , Spitzentechnologie
Individual keywords (German): Breitbandkommunikation , Unternehmer , Hochtechnologiesektor , Wissenstransfer , Deutschland
Keywords (English): broadband provision , physical and knowledge infrastructure , local entrepreneurial activities
Abstract: This paper investigates whether the local infrastructure favours entrepreneurial activities. Besides the physical and knowledge infrastructure we take into account a county’s broadband availability by building an index which accounts for county-related specificities. We find that broadband availability fosters entrepreneurial activities particularly in high-tech sectors for which efficient ways of knowledge transfer is crucial.

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