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Kekezi, Orsa
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Credit, K., Kekezi, O., Mellander, C. & Florida, R. (2024). Third places, the connective fibre of cities and high-tech entrepreneurship. Regional studies
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2024 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

Urban 'third places' foster informal interactions and face-to-face contact that is critical to the development of new innovations and start-up businesses. Our research utilises extensive microdata in combination with telephone interviews with over 200 start-up companies in Stockholm, Sweden. Our findings indicate that access to third places has a significant impact on the number of new high-tech start-ups (both by entrepreneur place of residence and work) in their vicinity. This suggests that third places play a demonstrable role in innovation and economic growth.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2024
Keywords
third places, entrepreneurship, innovation, high-tech start-ups, start-up ecosystems, L26, R12, R23
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-63438 (URN)10.1080/00343404.2023.2297083 (DOI)001142380100001 ()2-s2.0-85182480516 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;933509 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;933509 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;933509 (OAI)
Available from: 2024-01-29 Created: 2024-01-29 Last updated: 2024-01-29
Backman, M., Hagen, J., Kekezi, O., Naldi, L. & Wallin, T. (2023). In the Eye of the Storm: Entrepreneurs and Well-Being During the COVID-19 Crisis. Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, 47(3), 751-787
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2023 (English)In: Entrepreneurship: Theory & Practice, ISSN 1042-2587, E-ISSN 1540-6520, Vol. 47, no 3, p. 751-787Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

In this paper, we examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the well-being of entrepreneurs. We surveyed a representative sample of Swedish entrepreneurs and wage employees at different stages of the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey data, combined with register data, show that the COVID-19 outbreak has a negative effect on the well-being of entrepreneurs in terms of increased perceived stress. However, this negative effect is weaker for entrepreneurs who feel younger than their chronological age and entrepreneurs who are geographically distant from the epicenter of the crisis. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2023
Keywords
crisis, entrepreneurs, location, subjective age, well-being
National Category
Business Administration
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-55494 (URN)10.1177/10422587211057028 (DOI)000731000100001 ()2-s2.0-85121421450 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1625914 (Local ID)HOA;;1625914 (Archive number)HOA;;1625914 (OAI)
Funder
Marianne and Marcus Wallenberg Foundation, MMW 2018.0049
Available from: 2022-01-10 Created: 2022-01-10 Last updated: 2023-05-16Bibliographically approved
Henning, M. & Kekezi, O. (2023). Upward job mobility in local economies. Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 16(3), 431-444
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Upward job mobility in local economies
2023 (English)In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, ISSN 1752-1378, E-ISSN 1752-1386, Vol. 16, no 3, p. 431-444Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This article studies upward job mobility in different types of local economies. Relying on Swedish register data, we disentangle the impacts stemming from local labour market size, the presence of related industries and occupations and the size of own-industry and own-occupation concentrations. Results show that the local economic structure is important in shaping upward mobility outcomes. However, we observe different impacts from local industry-versus-occupation agglomerations and depending on whether people move from lower-paid or higher-paid jobs. The results have important implications for understanding the drivers of upward job mobility in times of increasing labour market polarization and regional divergence.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2023
Keywords
upward job mobility, relatedness, specialization, local labour markets
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-62475 (URN)10.1093/cjres/rsad022 (DOI)001056675600001 ()2-s2.0-85177852628 (Scopus ID)HOA;;904777 (Local ID)HOA;;904777 (Archive number)HOA;;904777 (OAI)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius FoundationLänsförsäkringar AB
Available from: 2023-09-15 Created: 2023-09-15 Last updated: 2023-12-11Bibliographically approved
Kekezi, O., Dall'erba, S. & Kang, D. (2022). The role of interregional and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers on regional knowledge creation across US metropolitan counties. Spatial Economic Analysis, 17(3), 291-310
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The role of interregional and inter-sectoral knowledge spillovers on regional knowledge creation across US metropolitan counties
2022 (English)In: Spatial Economic Analysis, ISSN 1742-1772, E-ISSN 1742-1780, Vol. 17, no 3, p. 291-310Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper relies on a regional knowledge production function to examine the heterogeneous determinants of knowledge creation across five US manufacturing sectors and 853 metropolitan counties over the period 2001-08. Using a Tobit model with state fixed effects, the results indicate that local intra- and inter-sectoral research and development (R&D) investments by the private sector as well as university R&D play a key role in knowledge creation across all sectors under study. We also find that the role of short- versus long-distance interregional spillovers on knowledge creation varies greatly across sectors. These key features improve the design of future local and national innovation policies.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2022
Keywords
knowledge production function, knowledge spillovers, sectoral heterogeneity, panel Tobit model
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-56129 (URN)10.1080/17421772.2022.2045344 (DOI)000770492200001 ()2-s2.0-85126793635 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;804136 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;804136 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;804136 (OAI)
Available from: 2022-03-31 Created: 2022-03-31 Last updated: 2022-12-18Bibliographically approved
Kekezi, O. (2021). Diversity of experience and labor productivity in creative industries. Journal for Labour Market Research, 55, Article ID 18.
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2021 (English)In: Journal for Labour Market Research, ISSN 2510-5027, Vol. 55, article id 18Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper studies how the previous experience among workers relates to the labor productivity of the creative industries in Sweden. Effective knowledge transfers are dependent on the cognitive distance among employees. Using longitudinal matched employer-employee data, I measure the portfolio of the skills within a workplace through (i) the workers' previous occupation, and (ii) the industry they have been working in previously. Estimates show that diversity of occupational experience is positive for labor productivity, but the diversity of industry experience is not. When distinguishing between related and unrelated diversity, the relatedness of occupational experience is positive for labor productivity, while unrelated occupational experience instead shows negative relationship with productivity. These results point towards the importance of occupational skills that workers bring with them to a new employment, for labor productivity.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2021
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-54142 (URN)10.1186/s12651-021-00302-3 (DOI)000670259800001 ()2-s2.0-85109764762 (Scopus ID)POA;;54142 (Local ID)POA;;54142 (Archive number)POA;;54142 (OAI)
Available from: 2021-07-22 Created: 2021-07-22 Last updated: 2021-08-16Bibliographically approved
Kekezi, O. & Boschma, R. (2021). Returns to migration after job loss – The importance of job match. Environment and planning A, 53(6), 1565-1587
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Returns to migration after job loss – The importance of job match
2021 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 53, no 6, p. 1565-1587Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Loss of specific human capital is often identified as a mechanism through which displaced workers might experience permanent drops in earnings after job loss. Research has shown that displaced workers who migrate out of their region of origin have lower earnings than those who do not. This paper extends the discussion on returns to migration by accounting for the type of jobs people get and how related they are to their skills. Using an endogenous treatment model to control for selection bias in migration and career change, we compare displaced stayers with displaced movers in Sweden. Results show that migrants who get a job that matches their occupation- and industry-specific skills display the highest earnings among all displaced workers. If migration is combined with a job mismatch, earning losses are instead observed. This group experiences the lowest earnings among all displaced workers.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Sage Publications, 2021
Keywords
Inter-regional migration, specific human capital, job match, skill relatedness, displaced workers
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-48402 (URN)10.1177/0308518X211004577 (DOI)000635322700001 ()2-s2.0-85103152760 (Scopus ID)HOA;intsam;1430564 (Local ID)HOA;intsam;1430564 (Archive number)HOA;intsam;1430564 (OAI)
Available from: 2020-05-15 Created: 2020-05-15 Last updated: 2021-12-19Bibliographically approved
Kekezi, O. & Klaesson, J. (2020). Agglomeration and innovation of knowledge intensive business services. Industry and Innovation (5), 538-561
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Agglomeration and innovation of knowledge intensive business services
2020 (English)In: Industry and Innovation, ISSN 1366-2716, E-ISSN 1469-8390, no 5, p. 538-561Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

For some time now, the research focusing on Knowledge Intensive Business Services (KIBS) has been very active. Observing that knowledge as a production factor is only becoming more and more pronounced, this focus is well-grounded. It is therefore important to examine how these knowledge-hubs gain and propagate their knowledge. We hypothesize that KIBS (as many other sectors) benefit from intra-industry knowledge spillovers facilitated by geographical concentration. Our focus is the innovative capacity of KIBS, which we measure through trademarks registered by KIBS firms. While there may be several mechanisms facilitating knowledge spillovers, we can identify local intra-sectoral labor mobility as one. Accessibility measures are used to assess the geographical attenuation of the spillover effects. Results show that the distance decay of spillovers is fast. Only local concentrations of KIBS seem to be of importance. Over longer distances, we instead observe negative consequences for trademarking, indicating possible spatial competition effects.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2020
Keywords
Knowledge intensive business services, innovation, knowledge spillovers, labor mobility, trademarks
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-42893 (URN)10.1080/13662716.2019.1573660 (DOI)000534778200004 ()2-s2.0-85060848566 (Scopus ID)HOA;;1286360 (Local ID)HOA;;1286360 (Archive number)HOA;;1286360 (OAI)
Available from: 2019-02-06 Created: 2019-02-06 Last updated: 2021-02-25Bibliographically approved
Kekezi, O. (2020). Labor mobility across jobs and space. (Doctoral dissertation). Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Labor mobility across jobs and space
2020 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This thesis consists of one introductory chapter and four independent papers. Each paper looks at different aspects of labor mobility, especially focusing on the transferability of specific human capital and the role of space for job matching.

The focus of the first paper is to examine how diversity of previous work experience of employees in creative industries matters for labor productivity. I further distinguish between related vs. unrelated occupation and industry experience to better understand how they matter for knowledge flows within a firm. The results show that diversity, and especially relatedness of previous occupational experience, are positively related to labor productivity.

In the second paper, I study how co-location of knowledge-intensive business services influences the innovative capacity of the sector. The results suggest that co-location facilitates labor mobility and thereby knowledge flows as well as innovation capacity across firms.

In the third and fourth papers, the focus shifts from the firm to the individual. The third paper examines how regional characteristics, especially Marshallian labor market pooling, influence the type of employment obtained after job displacement. The results show that regional industrial and occupational structures are crucial for facilitating job matches and occupational upgrades of individuals. The fourth paper examines whether there are wage returns to migration after job displacement, after the job match is considered. The results indicate that returns to migration are positive only when combined with a re-employment that matches the skills of the worker.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, 2020. p. 35
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 138
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-48404 (URN)978-91-7914-001-4 (ISBN)
Public defence
2020-06-09, Zoom webinar and in B1014, Jönköping International Business School, Jönköping, 15:00 (English)
Opponent
Supervisors
Available from: 2020-05-15 Created: 2020-05-15 Last updated: 2020-05-15Bibliographically approved
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. & Kekezi, O. (Eds.). (2019). Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging
2019 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Many developed countries are facing a demographic change with an increasing share of older individuals, yet little is known about how older workers will impact regional and national economies in terms of labor market dynamics. This Handbook deals with the important and emerging field of entrepreneurship among this group and focuses on the behavioral perspectives of this phenomenon; on innovation, dynamics and performance; and the ways entrepreneurship among the elderly looks within different countries.

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Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. p. 448
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47093 (URN)9781788116206 (ISBN)9781788116213 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2019-12-16Bibliographically approved
Backman, M., Karlsson, C. & Kekezi, O. (2019). Introduction to the Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging. In: M. Backman, C. Karlsson & O. Kekezi (Ed.), Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging: (pp. 1-22). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction to the Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging
2019 (English)In: Handbook of research on entrepreneurship and aging / [ed] M. Backman, C. Karlsson & O. Kekezi, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019, , p. 448p. 1-22Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2019. p. 448
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-47095 (URN)10.4337/9781788116213.00005 (DOI)2-s2.0-85089049846 (Scopus ID)9781788116206 (ISBN)9781788116213 (ISBN)
Available from: 2019-12-16 Created: 2019-12-16 Last updated: 2020-08-20Bibliographically approved
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