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Lisi, G (2019). Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business Start-up in Italy. Applied Economics Quarterly, 65(3), 237-246. https://doi.org/10.3790/aeq.65.3.237
Lisi, Gaetano (2019). "Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business Start-up in Italy" Applied Economics Quarterly, vol. 65no. 3, 2019 pp. 237-246. https://doi.org/10.3790/aeq.65.3.237
Lisi, G (2019). Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business Start-up in Italy. Applied Economics Quarterly, Vol. 65 (Issue 3), pp 237-246. https://doi.org/10.3790/aeq.65.3.237

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Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business Start-up in Italy

Lisi, Gaetano

Applied Economics Quarterly, Vol. 65 (2019), Iss. 3 : pp. 237–246

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Lisi, Gaetano, e-Campus University, Department of Economics, Via Isimbardi, 10, I-22060 Novedrate (CO), Italy.

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This paper is the first attempt to empirically test the relationship between homeownership and business start-up by putting emphasis on the characteristics of both homeowners and firms. It relies on the fact that the firm size is relevant when considering the relationship between homeownership (outright or with mortgage) and new enterprises (small-sized or medium- and large-sized). A cross-section analysis of Italy supports our hypothesis that firm size matters in estimating the actual effect of homeownership on business start-up: Homeownership has a negative effect on large-sized business start-up; in contrast, outright homeownership has a positive effect on small business start-up, whereas homeownership with mortgage payments has a negative effect only on small business start-up. Theoretical explanations are also provided.

JEL Classifications: C31, L25, L26, M13, R21, R31

firm size, business start-up, homeownership

Table of Contents

Section Title Page Action Price
Gaetano Lisi: Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business Start-up in Italy 1
Abstract 1
1. Introduction 1
2. Empirical Analysis 2
3. Conclusions 9
References 9