In a study done by the Technische Universität Dortmund, it was found that digital firms in Germany are not as footloose even in their youth as one might expect.
The article written by Vanessa Hellwig analyses the spatial patterns of young digital firms in Germany on county level.
The main objective of the paper is to shed light on the importance of regional characteristics for firm birth and relocation of firms, by asking if both types of location choices are driven by the same determinants.
The core data set for this study was provided by North Data, with a sample of commercial register data of over 100.000 firms used to match county-level administrative data to capture local characteristics.
You can find the full version of the published paper here.