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On the measurement of a multidimensional concept of structural similarity

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  • Crespo, Nuno
  • Simões, Nádia

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We propose a concept of structural similarity, incorporating three dimensions (sectoral weights, inter-sectoral similarity and intra-sectoral similarity), and suggest indicators that include all these dimensions.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 116 (2012)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 115-117

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:116:y:2012:i:1:p:115-117

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Keywords: Structural similarity; Structural convergence; Krugman index; Multidimensional index;

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  1. Nuno Crespo & Nádia Simões & José Duarte, 2013. "Competition in tourism arrivals – A multidimensional index of geographical structural similarity," Working Papers Series 2 13-05, ISCTE-IUL, Business Research Unit (BRU-IUL).

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