Housing assets and small business investment : exploring links for theory and policy
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Housing market activity and firm formation are both positively correlated with the business cycle, and the levels of mortgage lending to business owners and funding of small firms have fallen in the UK since 2008. This paper explores a neglected, causal linkage between housing assets and small business investment and the economy and, in particular, draws attention to the recent reduction in small business investment consequent to a reduced capacity of entrepreneurs to withdraw or leverage housing equity. It draws on secondary data for the UK and interviews with key policy and practice stakeholders for both housing and enterprise.
Reuschke , D & Maclennan , D 2014 , ' Housing assets and small business investment : exploring links for theory and policy ' Regional Studies , vol. 48 , no. 4 , pp. 744-757 . DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2013.845293
© 2013 Regional Studies Association. This is an Accepted Manuscript of an article published by Taylor & Francis in Regional Studies on 18/11/2013, available online: http://wwww.tandfonline.com/10.1080/00343404.2013.845293
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