Sectorial and regional determinants of firm dynamics in developing countries: evidence for low, medium and high tech manufacturing in Argentina

Calá, Carla Daniela (2018). Sectorial and regional determinants of firm dynamics in developing countries: evidence for low, medium and high tech manufacturing in Argentina. CEPAL Review, (124). ISSN 0252-0257 (En Prensa)

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Resumen/Abstract

We analyse the determinants of firm dynamics in developing countries using Argentina as an illustrative case. We explain firm entry and exit at the regional level, distinguishing three groups of manufacturing activities: low, medium and high tech. We find that both region -and sector- specific determinants explain firm dynamics, but the impact is not homogeneous across sectors. In particular, for low tech industries, there is a need for explanatory variables that proxy for the specificities of developing economies (poverty, informal economy and idle capacity). We also find evidence of a core-periphery pattern according to which agglomeration economies and previous entries/exits have different effects in core and peripheral regions. These results are relevant for policy makers in developing countries, who should take into account not only the specificities of such economies, but also the regional heterogeneity both in terms of the level of development and industrial composition within the country.

Tipo de Documento: Artículo
Autores: Calá, Carla Daniela
Publicación/Revista: CEPAL Review
Editorial: Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean
Palabras Clave: Dinámica Empresarial, Creación de Empresas, Cese de Actividad, Relación Centro-Periferia, Modelo de Panel, Argentina
Filiación: Facultad de Cs. Económicas y Sociales > Centro de Inv. Económicas y Sociales > Grupo Análisis Industrial
Ultima Modificación: 20 Dic 2016 13:55
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URI: http://nulan.mdp.edu.ar/id/eprint/2587
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