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The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments

McCoy, Daire orcid logoORCID: 0000-0001-6637-2227, Lyons, Sean orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-3526-6947, Morgenroth, Edgar L.W. orcid logoORCID: 0000-0002-9442-0561, Palcic, Donal orcid logoORCID: 0000-0003-4726-9640 and Allen, Leonie (2017) The impact of broadband and other infrastructure on the location of new business establishments. Journal of Regional Science, 58 (3). pp. 509-534. ISSN 0022-4146

This paper analyses the impact of broadband infrastructure, along with a range of other local characteristics such as motorways and other infrastructure, availability of human capital and access to third level educational facilities, on the location of new business establishments. The sample period spans the introduction and recent history of broadband in Ireland, and during this period 86% of the current motorway network was constructed. Availability of broadband infrastructure is a significant determinant, but its effects may be mediated by the presence of sufficiently high human capital in the area. This indicates that ICT infrastructure is a necessary, but not sufficient factor in new firm formation.
Item Type:Article (Published)
Uncontrolled Keywords:New business establishments; ICT; Infrastructure; Count panel regression model
DCU Faculties and Centres:DCU Faculties and Schools > DCU Business School
Official URL:http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jors.12376
Copyright Information:© 2017 Wiley
Use License:This item is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. View License
Funders:Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, ComReg, Science Foundation Ireland under grant No.09/SRC/E1780
ID Code:23548
Deposited On:15 Jul 2019 11:46 by Thomas Murtagh . Last Modified 22 Oct 2019 03:30

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