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Batbaatar, M., Larsson, J. P., Sandström, C. & Wennberg, K. (2024). The state of the entrepreneurial state: Empirical evidence of mission-led innovation projects around the globe. In: M. Henrekson, C. Sandström & M. Stenkula (Ed.), Moonshots and the new industrial policy: Questioning the mission economy (pp. 125-143). Cham: Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The state of the entrepreneurial state: Empirical evidence of mission-led innovation projects around the globe
2024 (English)In: Moonshots and the new industrial policy: Questioning the mission economy / [ed] M. Henrekson, C. Sandström & M. Stenkula, Cham: Springer, 2024, p. 125-143Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter reviews theoretical rationales for mission-oriented innovation policy and provides an empirical overview of extant 28 papers and 49 cases on the topic. We synthetize varieties of mission formulations, actors involved, and characteristics of missions described as more or less failed or successful. Fifty-nine percent of the studied missions are still ongoing, 33 percent are considered successful, and 8 percent as failures. Sixty-seven percent of the studied missions have taken place in Europe, 24 percent in North America, and 8 percent in Asia. The majority of innovation projects referred to as missions do not fulfill the criteria defined by the OECD. Results suggest that missions related to technological or agricultural innovations are more often successful than broader types of missions aimed at social or ecological challenges. Challenges regarding the governance and evaluation of missions remain unresolved in the literature. We find no case that contains a cost-benefit analysis or takes opportunity cost into account.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cham: Springer, 2024
Series
International Studies in Entrepreneurship, ISSN 1572-1922, E-ISSN 2197-5884 ; 56
Keywords
Innovation, Government agencies, Mission-oriented policies, Grand societal challenges
National Category
Business Administration Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63884 (URN)10.1007/978-3-031-49196-2_8 (DOI)2-s2.0-85184391170 (Scopus ID)978-3-031-49195-5 (ISBN)978-3-031-49198-6 (ISBN)978-3-031-49196-2 (ISBN)
Funder
Riksbankens JubileumsfondThe Kamprad Family Foundation
Available from: 2024-03-27 Created: 2024-03-27 Last updated: 2024-03-27Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Larsson, J. P. (2022). Historical local industry structure, voting patterns and the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions: Swedish examples. The annals of regional science, 69, 611-631
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Historical local industry structure, voting patterns and the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions: Swedish examples
2022 (English)In: The annals of regional science, ISSN 0570-1864, E-ISSN 1432-0592, Vol. 69, p. 611-631Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Spatial variations in rates of new firm formation are large and spatially persistent over long periods of time. A common explanation of this empirical regularity is so-called local entrepreneurship cultures, which refer to spatially embedded social characteristics that change in slow processes. This paper discusses perspectives on the development of such cultures and focuses on the role of historical industry structures in forming the long-run entrepreneurial character of regions. To illustrate the empirical relevance of arguments and findings in the literature, we use historical data on voting patterns in municipalities in Sweden, as well as indications of their early industrial concentrations, and assess their correlations with present-day entrepreneurial activity. We show that places with a high share of left-wing votes in the period 1917–1948 and early historical presence of heavy industry have lower rates of new firm formation, less positive public attitudes toward entrepreneurship as well as larger average establishment sizes in the twenty-first century. The empirical patterns are consistent with the argument that regions’ historical industry structure is one factor that influences the development of local entrepreneurship cultures.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2022
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-58052 (URN)10.1007/s00168-022-01156-4 (DOI)000825002100001 ()2-s2.0-85133647305 (Scopus ID)HOA;;822885 (Local ID)HOA;;822885 (Archive number)HOA;;822885 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-07-26 Created: 2022-07-26 Last updated: 2022-12-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Larsson, J. P. (2022). Mysteries of the trade?: Skill-specific local agglomeration economies. Regional studies, 56(9), 1538-1553
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Mysteries of the trade?: Skill-specific local agglomeration economies
2022 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 56, no 9, p. 1538-1553Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Do workers benefit from proximity to other workers with similar skill sets? This question dates back at least to Alfred Marshall. We use occupation groups to proxy skill sets and show that the answer likely depends on geographical levels, as well on regional hierarchy. Using longitudinal Swedish data, we document robust evidence consistent with highly localized spillovers at the level of sub-city districts between individuals in similar occupations. We further demonstrate less distance-sensitive benefits of working in districts and regions, characterized by high overall density (of employees in other occupations). We find no evidence of benefits from overall density outside Sweden’s three main metropolitan areas.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
agglomeration economies, attenuation, clusters, economic proximity, relatedness, spillovers, wages
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54244 (URN)10.1080/00343404.2021.1954611 (DOI)000683673100001 ()2-s2.0-85112118309 (Scopus ID)HOA;;757647 (Local ID)HOA;;757647 (Archive number)HOA;;757647 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-08-16 Created: 2021-08-16 Last updated: 2023-02-20Bibliographically approved
Öner, Ö. & Larsson, J. P. (2021). Microgeography of Restaurants: Sub-City Analysis of Restaurant Location and Colocation Using Swedish Geo-Coded Data. In: Ferrante M., Fritz O., Öner Ö. (Ed.), Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality: (pp. 41-64). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Microgeography of Restaurants: Sub-City Analysis of Restaurant Location and Colocation Using Swedish Geo-Coded Data
2021 (English)In: Regional Science Perspectives on Tourism and Hospitality, Springer, 2021, p. 41-64Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

In this chapter, we characterize the broad patterns in restaurant location across the urban areas of Sweden for the year 2015. Using geo-coded data on the neighbourhood level, we analyse the availability of restaurants at two different neighbourhood aggregations with respect to potential demand, local competition, complementing shopping opportunities, and other characteristics of the urban landscape through a probabilistic empirical framework. We hold constant key characteristics of the urban regions and identify our parameters by exploiting within-region variation at the level of neighbourhoods. Our analysis indicates some but limited strategic complementarities between retail and consumer service branches and restaurants. Any significant probability of finding a restaurant in the neighbourhood with respect to the presence of a service establishment attenuates with distance or entirely dissipates, indicating a highly localized spatial dependence. Employment and population density matter significantly, and their importance extends beyond the very immediate neighbourhood. © 2021, Springer Nature Switzerland AG.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
Series
Advances in Spatial Science, ISSN 1430-9602
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-51500 (URN)10.1007/978-3-030-61274-0_3 (DOI)2-s2.0-85097976231 (Scopus ID)978-3-030-61273-3 (ISBN)978-3-030-61274-0 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-14 Created: 2021-01-14 Last updated: 2021-01-14Bibliographically approved
Larsson, J. P., Öner, O. & Sielker, F. (2021). Regional hierarchies of discontent: An accessibility approach. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 14(3), 583-599
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Regional hierarchies of discontent: An accessibility approach
2021 (English)In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, ISSN 1752-1378, E-ISSN 1752-1386, Vol. 14, no 3, p. 583-599Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We argue that so-called geographies of discontent work within regional hierarchies in a spatial continuum, whereas the previous literature has mainly invoked dichotomous divides, such as core-periphery or the North-South. A place's relation to surrounding communities and regions remains an understudied topic. We analyse the municipal distribution of electoral support for Sweden Democrats (Sverigedemokraterna, SD) in the 2014 and 2018 Swedish national general elections. We show that higher accessibility to other large municipalities within the same region, as well as being surrounded by relatively larger neighbouring regions, is associated with further support for SD. The within-region associations are only reliably identified among the urban group.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2021
Keywords
accessibility, functional geographies, geographies of discontent, labour market regions, left-behind places, places that don't matter, labor market, neighborhood, regional development, spatiotemporal analysis, Sweden
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55132 (URN)10.1093/cjres/rsab015 (DOI)000713673300012 ()2-s2.0-85118712775 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;778209 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;778209 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;778209 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-11-22 Created: 2021-11-22 Last updated: 2021-11-22Bibliographically approved
Olsson, A. R., Westlund, H. & Larsson, J. P. (2020). Entrepreneurial governance and local growth. Sustainability, 12(9), Article ID 3857.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Entrepreneurial governance and local growth
2020 (English)In: Sustainability, E-ISSN 2071-1050, Vol. 12, no 9, article id 3857Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Do local development policies influence local employment growth? Based on a survey to municipal managers in all Swedish municipalities, this is one of the first studies to empirically assess the relationship between reported local development initiatives (entrepreneurial governance (EG) and growth of local employment. We find a weak but significant association between EG and employment growth for urban municipalities. This suggests that EG is more effective in larger, growing municipalities than in smaller, declining rural areas. Urban municipalities may of course have more resources for entrepreneurial governance than rural ones as they have grown substantially faster for a long period of time. The result thus indicates that EG and growth are in a positive interplay of interaction. When the EG index was divided into three sub-indexes after the entrepreneurial process (discover or create opportunities, collect resources and exploit opportunities) the analyses also showed positive correspondence between some sub-indexes and employment growth for the rural municipalities, indicating that EG is not solely a phenomenon connected to growth in urban, growing municipalities. In sum, the article indicates several avenues through which entrepreneurial governance at local level might be linked to local growth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
MDPI, 2020
Keywords
Entrepreneurial governance, Local growth policy, Municipal entrepreneurship, Political entrepreneurship, employment, entrepreneur, governance approach, rural area, urban growth, urban population, Sweden
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50090 (URN)10.3390/su12093857 (DOI)000537476200355 ()2-s2.0-85085937465 (Scopus ID)GOA;;1454513 (Local ID)GOA;;1454513 (Archive number)GOA;;1454513 (OAI)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2014-01170
Available from: 2020-07-17 Created: 2020-07-17 Last updated: 2022-02-10Bibliographically approved
Bao, H. X. H., Larsson, J. P. & Wong, V. (2020). Light at the end of the tunnel: The impacts of expected major transport improvements on residential property prices. Urban Studies, Article ID 0042098020967308.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Light at the end of the tunnel: The impacts of expected major transport improvements on residential property prices
2020 (English)In: Urban Studies, ISSN 0042-0980, E-ISSN 1360-063X, article id 0042098020967308Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Properties near public transportation systems are usually sold at a premium owing to the willingness of firms and people to pay for access to workplace and leisure. However, the economic impact of major infrastructure investments remains an empirical question plagued by identification issues. We investigate the economic impacts of a major transportation development project currently under construction in Hong Kong: the Tuen Mun-Chek Lap Kok tunnel, namely the effects on property prices of the expansion of the regional road network in the Greater Bay Area. We identify a significant accessibility premium well before the tunnel is completed. There is also a change in market structure of increased preference for residential property in areas closer to the tunnel, reflected by higher price appreciation. The findings help guide urban planning and public investment decisions, as well as the design and implementation of land value capture policy.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2020
Keywords
Greater Bay Area, hedonic price models, housing, land use, planning, real estate, transport
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-52585 (URN)10.1177/0042098020967308 (DOI)000649070100001 ()HOA;intsam;745107 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;745107 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;745107 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-05-31 Created: 2021-05-31 Last updated: 2021-05-31Bibliographically approved
Eklund, J. & Larsson, J. P. (2020). När blir utrikes födda självförsörjande?. Örebro: Entreprenörskapsforum
Open this publication in new window or tab >>När blir utrikes födda självförsörjande?
2020 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Sysselsättningsgapet mellan inrikes och utrikes födda i Sverige är ett av de största i Europa. Under 2018 var arbetslösheten 3,8 procent bland inrikesfödda och 15,4 procent för utrikes födda (15-74 år). Men sysselsättningsstatistiken ger ingen heltäckande bild av graden av ekonomisk integration. I När blir utrikes födda självförsörjande? analyseras därför självförsörjningsgraden. I rapporten ges svar på vilka grupper och när utrikes födda uppnår självförsörjning motsvarande OECD:s definition av den relativa fattigdomsgränsen, dvs en inkomst på 12 600 kr i månaden netto.

I rapporten framkommer att för hälften av alla utrikes födda tog det i genomsnitt fyra till fem år för att uppnå sysselsättning under den undersökta perioden (1990–2016). Samtidigt tog det i genomsnitt 12–13 år att uppnå självförsörjning. En majoritet av utrikes födda i arbetsför ålder har under perioden 1990 till 2016 inte uppnått självförsörjning. År 2016 var drygt 600 000 utrikes födda i arbetsför ålder inte självförsörjande. Högt räknat var 38 respektive 36 procentav individer med härkomst i Afrika respektive Mellanöstern självförsörjande 2016. Motsvarande uppskattningar för inrikes födda och individer från våra nordiska grannländer låg på 73 procent. Självförsörjningsgraden är betydligt lägre än sysselsättningsgraden. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Örebro: Entreprenörskapsforum, 2020. p. 67
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-51436 (URN)978-91-89301-07-8 (ISBN)
Available from: 2021-01-12 Created: 2021-01-12 Last updated: 2021-12-06Bibliographically approved
Naldi, L., Larsson, J. P. & Westlund, H. (2020). Policy entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial orientation in vulnerable Swedish municipalities. Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, 32(7-8), 473-491
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Policy entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial orientation in vulnerable Swedish municipalities
2020 (English)In: Entrepreneurship and Regional Development, ISSN 0898-5626, E-ISSN 1464-5114, Vol. 32, no 7-8, p. 473-491Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Small- and medium-sized towns (SMSTs) not integrated into expanding metropolitan regions often face industrial decline and depopulation. As a result, many of them lack resilience to change and may be classified as vulnerable. While research holds that a local government’s efforts to act in an entrepreneurial way are important for the development of vulnerable SMSTs, entrepreneurship behaviours in the local public sector remain under-investigated. In this paper, we address this gap in the literature by investigating whether and how vulnerable SMSTs differ in their entrepreneurial behaviours. Based on the concepts of policy entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial orientation, we performed a survey of Swedish local communities about their work on strengthening and renewing local business life and improving their own administrations. We analyse factors associated with these activities and examine differences between the policy entrepreneurship of vulnerable and nonvulnerable places, as well as differences within the vulnerable group. Vulnerable places rank low in entrepreneurial orientation, which may contribute to regional lock-in. Cluster analysis reveals that the vulnerable municipalities are a heterogeneous group, which we classify into “entrepreneurs’ ‘local innovators’, and ‘disengaged risktakers’. Regression analysis indicates that local social capital may increase entrepreneurial orientation in vulnerable places by strengthening the focus on innovation.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
entrepreneurial orientation, L26, local governance, Political entrepreneurship, R11, R12, R58, small- and medium-sized towns, vulnerable communities
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-50332 (URN)10.1080/08985626.2020.1798557 (DOI)000556511500001 ()2-s2.0-85089201122 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1459779 (Local ID)HOA;;1459779 (Archive number)HOA;;1459779 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-08-20 Created: 2020-08-20 Last updated: 2021-02-25Bibliographically approved
Larsson, J. P. & Thulin, P. (2019). Independent by necessity?: The life satisfaction of necessity and opportunity entrepreneurs in 70 countries. Small Business Economics, 53(4), 921-934
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Independent by necessity?: The life satisfaction of necessity and opportunity entrepreneurs in 70 countries
2019 (English)In: Small Business Economics, ISSN 0921-898X, E-ISSN 1573-0913, Vol. 53, no 4, p. 921-934Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The relationship between self-employment and subjective well-being (SWB) is contingent on the heterogeneity observed among entrepreneurs. We argue that independence and job control, two commonly suggested sources of entrepreneurs’ higher SWB, are likely to disproportionately benefit opportunity entrepreneurs who were pulled into their occupation choice. A review of the psychological literature on the determinants of well-being further supports the view that more dynamic and impactful entrepreneurship should lead to higher SWB. Analysis of Global Entrepreneurship Monitor data from 70 countries (N = 111,589) confirm this proposition. We show that entrepreneurs, all else equal, rate their life satisfaction substantially higher than employees and, further, that this effect is entirely driven by opportunity entrepreneurs.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2019
Keywords
Entrepreneurship, Happiness research, Opportunity entrepreneurship, Quality of life, Satisfaction, Subjective well-being
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42104 (URN)10.1007/s11187-018-0110-9 (DOI)000501465000005 ()2-s2.0-85055978000 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1264781 (Local ID)HOA;;1264781 (Archive number)HOA;;1264781 (OAI)
Available from: 2018-11-21 Created: 2018-11-21 Last updated: 2021-02-26Bibliographically approved
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