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Akihiro Otsuka
''Determinants of new firm formation in Japan: A comparison of the manufacturing and service sectors''
( 2008, Vol. 18 No.5 )
This paper analyzes the determinants of regional variations in new firm formation by industry, using the data of 47 prefectures in Japan. The results of this paper reveal the following evidences: (1) market access is the factor that promotes new firm formation in all industries, though the impact on new firm formation is greater in the service sectors than in the manufacturing sectors (2) the industrial agglomeration contributes to stimulating new firm formation in the manufacturing sectors and (3) while average wage is an important factor in the manufacturing sectors, it is not significant in the service sectors.
JEL: R3 - Production Analysis and Firm Location: General
Manuscript Received : Oct 28 2008 Manuscript Accepted : Dec 09 2008

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