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Bank size or distance: what hampers innovation adoption by SMEs?

Pietro Alessandrini, Andrea F. Presbitero and Alberto Zazzaro.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Mergers and Acquisitions; Regional Government Analysis; Banking. 17437 words.

A growing body of research is focusing on banking organizational issues, emphasizing the difficulties encountered by the hierarchically organized banks in lending informationally opaque...

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Distance and Modern Banks’ Lending to SMEs: Ethnographic Insights from a Comparison of Regional and Large Banks in Germany

Franz Flögel.

in Journal of Economic Geography

January 2018; p ublished online July 2017 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Banking; Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Regional Government Analysis. 11075 words.


By lending at a shorter functional distance, regional banks are associated with enhanced access to soft information compared with large banks, thus...

Global banking and local markets: a national perspective

Pietro Alessandrini, Andrea F. Presbitero and Alberto Zazzaro.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Banking; Regional Government Analysis. 10094 words.

In the early 1990s, a widely shared opinion among scholars and practitioners was that the importance of physical proximity between banks and borrowers would be doomed to decrease...

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