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Industrial Location At A Local Level: Comments On The Territorial Level Of The Analysis

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  • JOSEP-MARIA ARAUZO-CAROD

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This paper contributes to the existing literature on industrial location by discussing the territorial levels that are used in location analysis. We use data for new manufacturing firms and analyse the advantages and disadvantages of performing location analyses at three levels: municipality, county and travel-to-work areas. We show that location determinants vary according to the territorial level used in the analysis and conclude that the level at which the investigation is performed should be carefully selected. Copyright (c) 2008 by the Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG.

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Article provided by Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG in its journal Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie.

Volume (Year): 99 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 (04)
Pages: 193-208

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  1. Oscar Martinez Ibañez & Miguel Manjón Antolín & Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2013. "The Geographical Scope of Industrial Location Determinants: An Alternative Approach," Tijdschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie, Royal Dutch Geographical Society KNAG, vol. 104(2), pages 194-214, 04.
  2. Federico Pablo-Marti & Josep Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2011. "Cluster Analysis using Microgreographic data," ERSA conference papers ersa11p284, European Regional Science Association.
  3. Pablo Martí, Federico & Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria, 2010. "Spatial distribution of economic activities: an empirical approach usingself-organizing maps," Working Papers 2072/148482, Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics.
  4. Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod, 2013. "Location Determinants of New Firms: Does Skill Level of Human Capital Really Matter?," Growth and Change, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, vol. 44(1), pages 118-148, 03.
  5. Luisa Alamá-Sabater & Andrés Artal-Tur & José Navarro-Azorín, 2011. "Industrial location, spatial discrete choice models and the need to account for neighbourhood effects," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 47(2), pages 393-418, October.
  6. Andrés Artal Tur & José Miguel Navarro Azorín & María Luisa Alamá Sabater & Antonio García Sánchez, 2011. "The Role Of Destination Spatial Spillovers And Technological Intensity In The Location Of Manufacturing And ServicesⴠFirms," ERSA conference papers ersa11p777, European Regional Science Association.

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