Journal Article

Start-up Complexity and the Thickness of Regional Input Markets


  • Dohse
  • D.
  • Vaona
  • A.
Publication Date

Start-ups in different industry groups are classified according to their average complexity. We find that thick regional input markets are conducive to start-up activity in general and complex start-ups in particular, but that some inputs are more important than others.

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JEL Classification
L26, D22, R12, M13, O31

Key Words

  • entrepreneurship
  • regional analysis
  • Start-up complexity
  • Thick markets