Service sector firm death and productivity in urban and rural locations

Sabine D'Costa*, Adelheid Holl, Dalila Ribaudo

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While the positive impact of firm productivity on survival is well documented, limited evidence exists on geographic variations of this relationship and on services industries. We show that in knowledge intensive services, this relationship is more strongly moderated in core urban areas compared to suburban and rural areas.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111560
Number of pages5
JournalEconomics Letters
Early online date20 Jan 2024
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2024

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  • Firm exit
  • Survival
  • Productivity
  • Urban
  • Rural
  • Services


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