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. Concisely, this paper 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 in Italy support our hypothesis that the firm size matters in estimating the actual effect of homeownership on business start-up. Precisely, homeownership has a negative effect on large-sized business start-up; instead, outright homeownership has a positive effect on small business start-up, while homeownership with mortgage payments has a negative effect only on small business start-up. Theoretical explanations are also provided.
|Titolo:||Does Firm Size Matter? The Impact of Homeownership on Business start-up in Italy|
LISI, GAETANO [Formal Analysis] (Corresponding)
|Data di pubblicazione:||2019|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|