From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival

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dc.contributor.author Falck, Oliver
dc.contributor.author Guenther, Christina
dc.contributor.author Heblich, Stephan
dc.contributor.author Kerr, William Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2012-11-30T15:04:49Z
dc.date.issued 2012-11-30
dc.identifier.citation Falck, Oliver, Christina Guenther, Stephan Heblich, and William R. Kerr. "From Russia with Love: The Impact of Relocated Firms on Incumbent Survival." Journal of Economic Geography (forthcoming). en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1468-2702 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://nrs.harvard.edu/urn-3:HUL.InstRepos:9969386
dc.description.abstract We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance with a quasi-natural experiment. When Germany was divided after World War II, many firms in the machine tool industry fled the Soviet occupied zone to prevent expropriation. We show that the regional location decisions of these firms upon moving to western Germany were driven by non-economic factors and heuristics rather than existing industrial conditions. Relocating firms increased the likelihood of incumbent failure in destination regions, a pattern that differs sharply from new entrants. We further provide evidence that these effects are due to increased competition for local resources. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Oxford en_US
dc.relation.isversionof http://joeg.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/10/18/jeg.lbs035.abstract en_US
dash.license OAP
dc.subject agglomeration en_US
dc.subject competition en_US
dc.subject firm dynamics en_US
dc.subject labor en_US
dc.subject Germany en_US
dc.title From Russia with love: the impact of relocated firms on incumbent survival en_US
dc.type Journal Article en_US
dc.description.version Author's Original en_US
dc.relation.journal Journal of Economic Geography en_US
dash.depositing.author Kerr, William Robert
dc.date.available 2012-11-30T15:04:49Z

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