Perception of opportunities from an infrastructure investment: investigating the effects of institutional thickness, innovativeness and local embeddedness
2012 (English)In: Book of Abstracts, RENT XXVI – Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ECSB., 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
The main purpose of this paper is to explore organizations’ perception of opportunities as a consequence of an infrastructure investment. More specifically, the study investigates the effects of organizations’ perception of institutional thickness, innovativeness, and local embeddedness on perception of opportunities. The study reports on investments made in a new railway in a Swedish peripheral region. The sample included organizations from different economic sectors located in seven selected municipalities. The data was analyzed by using structural equation modeling. The results indicate that activities supporting institutional thickness have a positive effect on perception of opportunities. In addition, organizations characterized by high levels of innovativeness and local embeddedness are more likely to perceive positively opportunities arising from an infrastructure investment.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Perception of opportunities, institutional thickness, innovativeness, local embeddedness, infrastructure investment
Research subject Business Studies
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-61830OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-61830DiVA: diva2:572193
RENT XXVI – Research in Entrepreneurship and Small Business, ECSB, EMLYON Business School, Lyon, France, November 22-23.