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Linkage Measures: a Revisit and a Suggested Alternative

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  • Junning Cai
  • Pingsun Leung

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This paper examines major linkage measures in the literature from different perspectives and attempts to clarify some of the controversies over them. The examination and clarification suggest more refined backward and forward linkage measures for linkage indices construction. The measures are then applied to analyse the linkages of Hawaii's agriculture sectors.

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Article provided by Taylor & Francis Journals in its journal Economic Systems Research.

Volume (Year): 16 (2004)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
Pages: 63-83

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Handle: RePEc:taf:ecsysr:v:16:y:2004:i:1:p:63-83

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Keywords: Backward and forward linkages; supply-driven input-output model; key sectors;

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  2. Yu Song & Chunlu Liu & Craig Langston, 2006. "Extending construction linkage measures by the consideration of the impact of capital," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(11), pages 1207-1216.
  3. Wang, Yuan & Wang, Wenqin & Mao, Guozhu & Cai, Hua & Zuo, Jian & Wang, Lili & Zhao, Peng, 2013. "Industrial CO2 emissions in China based on the hypothetical extraction method: Linkage analysis," Energy Policy, Elsevier, vol. 62(C), pages 1238-1244.
  4. Morrissey, Karyn & O’Donoghue, Cathal, 2012. "The Potential for an Irish Maritime Transportation Cluster: An Input-Output Analysis," Working Papers 148836, Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, National University of Ireland, Galway.
  5. Holz, Carsten A., 2011. "The unbalanced growth hypothesis and the role of the state: The case of China's state-owned enterprises," Journal of Development Economics, Elsevier, vol. 96(2), pages 220-238, November.
  6. Valerija Botric, 2013. "Identifying Key Sectors in Croatian Economy Based on Input-Output Tables," Working Papers 1302, The Institute of Economics, Zagreb.
  7. Chang Seung & Edward Waters, 2013. "Calculating impacts of exogenous output changes: application of a social accounting matrix (SAM) model to Alaska fisheries," The Annals of Regional Science, Springer, vol. 51(2), pages 553-573, October.
  8. Yu Song & Chunlu Liu & Craig Langston, 2006. "Linkage measures of the construction sector using the hypothetical extraction method," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(6), pages 579-589.

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