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Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: The case of Kibs in the metropolitan region of Milan

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  • Antonietti, Roberto
  • Cainelli, Giulio
  • Lupi, Claudio

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This paper explores the relation between vertical disintegration and the co-localization of knowledge intensive business service (Kibs) firms in the metropolitan region of Milan, using micro-geographic data and nonparametric methods. Our main results are that: (i) compared to other manufacturing and service industries, Kibs firms show a “natural tendency” to cluster; (ii) this tendency increases with the degree of vertical disintegration of Kibs firms.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economics Letters.

Volume (Year): 118 (2013)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 360-363

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:360-363

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Keywords: Co-localization; Kibs; Nonparametric methods; Vertical disintegration;

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  1. Brunello, Giorgio & Langella, Monica, 2014. "Local Agglomeration, Entrepreneurship and the Great Recession: Evidence from Italian Industrial Districts," IZA Discussion Papers 8331, Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA).

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