publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Effects of ancestral populations on entrepreneurial founding and failure: private liquor stores in Alberta, 1994–2003

Glen Dowell; Robert J. David;
  • Published: 24 May 2011
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press (OUP)
Abstract
Until 1993, all liquor stores in the Canadian province of Alberta were government owned and run. In the fall of 1993, the provincial government exited liquor retailing, all government stores were shut down, and entrepreneurs were allowed to open private liquor stores. In this article, we take advantage of this abrupt regulatory change in the Alberta liquor-retailing industry to address two related issues that have received little empirical attention. First, we investigate how an ancestral population affects processes of legitimation and competition. While density-dependence theory predicts that legitimation effects outweigh competitive effects at low levels of d...
Subjects
free text keywords: Economics and Econometrics, Government, Road map, Legitimation, New population, Economics, Spatial structure, Economy, Population, education.field_of_study, education
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publication . Other literature type . Article . 2011

Effects of ancestral populations on entrepreneurial founding and failure: private liquor stores in Alberta, 1994–2003

Glen Dowell; Robert J. David;