Cultural Diversity and Entrepreneurship: the impact on local development
The aim of this project is to investigate the role of cultural diversity on entrepreneurship and economic performance of Italian provinces at the sectoral level (ATECO Divisions). For this purpose, we will build an indicator of cultural variety based on the variety of nationalities of local entrepreneurs. Moreover, we will test whether the impact of variety depends on its extent by identifying groups characterized by different degrees of variety in languages, ethnicity, religious beliefs. Finally, we will investigate whether the relative size of the positive and negative effects of cultural proximity on knowledge spillovers depends on some characteristics of the local environment.
This job comes from a partnership with Science Magazine and