Location and Firm Performance

  • Dirk DohseEmail author
  • Johanna Schnier


David Audretsch has made several important contributions to the literature in Economics: He is well-known for his contributions to the study of innovation and firm size, for his highly influential book Innovation and Industry Evolution, for the (co-) development of the Knowledge Spillover Theory of Entrepreneurship and as a co-founder and co-editor of the renowned entrepreneurship journal Small Business Economics. Apart from this, David has significantly contributed to a better understanding of the role of location as a determinant of firm performance. This chapter deals with two joint papers by David Audretsch and Dirk Dohse (one also co-authored by Annekatrin Niebuhr) that established a direct link between locational characteristics and firm performance, their reception in the scientific community and impact on subsequent literature, and the current state of research in the field.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Kiel Institute for the World EconomyKielGermany

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