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Firm relocation decisions in The Netherlands: An ordered logit approach

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  • Jouke van Dijk

    ()
    (Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands)

  • Piet H. Pellenbarg

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    (Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, P.O. Box 800, 9700 AV Groningen, The Netherlands)

Abstract

This article explores the determinants of firm migration in The Netherlands. First, based on the existing literature a theoretical framework is developed. Second, based on aggregate data firm relocation processes in The Netherlands are discussed in terms of numbers, sectoral composition, origins and destinations (regions), distance moved and employments effects. In the third part a formal model will be tested using individual data of firms. The relocation decisions of individual firms will be related to firm and location characteristics by means of an ordered logit model. The results indicate that the decision to relocate is mainly determined by firm internal factors and to a lesser extent by site related factors.

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Article provided by Springer in its journal Papers in Regional Science.

Volume (Year): 79 (2000)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 191-219

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Handle: RePEc:spr:presci:v:79:y:2000:i:2:p:191-219

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Keywords: Firm migration; relocation decisions; ordered logit;

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  1. Nakosteen, Robert A & Zimmer, Michael A, 1987. "Determinants of Regional Migration by Manufacturing Firms," Economic Inquiry, Western Economic Association International, vol. 25(2), pages 351-62, April.
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