The effect of agglomeration economies and geography on the survival of accommodation businesses in Sicily
- Autori: Piacentino, Davide; Aronica, Martina; Giuliani, Diego; Mazzitelli, Andrea; Cracolici, Maria Francesca
- Anno di pubblicazione: 2021
- Tipologia: Articolo in rivista
- OA Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10447/441411
The study explores the geographical pattern of the accommodation industry in the Italian insular region of Sicily, focusing on the determinants of the risk of market exit. We adopt a standard framework of business survival analysis where agglomeration economies play an important role. We then extend the analysis by considering the role of geography to explore whether the risk of market exit depends on nearness to desirable amenities. The geography is here measured by the distance from the coast and the altitude of the place where the firm is located. When we look at the entire population of accommodation firms that started between 2010 and 2014, we find evidence that the risk of failure increases for those which are over 2 km from the coast.