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Concentration and Specialization Trends in Germany since Re-unification

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  • Jens Suedekum

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Suedekum J. (2006) Concentration and specialization trends in Germany since re-unification, Regional Studies 40, 861-873. This paper describes the development of regional specialization and geographical concentration in Germany from 1993 to 2001. It finds compelling evidence neither for a specialization process of German regions, nor for a concentration process of industries. This conclusion holds by and large for all levels of territorial aggregation. Suedekum J. (2006) Les tendances a la concentration et a la specialisation en Allemagne depuis la reunification, Regional Studies 40, 861-873. Cet article cherche a presenter le developpement de la specialisation regionale et la concentration geographique en Allemagne de 1993 a 2001. On conclut que rien ne favorise ni la specialisation des regions allemandes, ni la concentration industrielle. En regle generale, cette conclusion est valable pour toute delimitation territoriale. Specialisation regionale Concentration geographique Integration economique Croissance de l'empoi Allemagne Suedekum J. (2006) Konzentration und Spezialisierung in Deutschland nach der Wiedervereinigung, Regional Studies 40, 861-873. Dieser Aufsatz beschreibt die Entwicklung regionaler Spezialisierung und geographischer Konzentration in Deutschland im Zeitraum 1993-2001. Es lassen sich weder zwingende Beweise fur einen Vorgang der Spezialisierung deutscher Regionen noch fur einen Konzentrationprozess der Industrie feststellen. Diese Schlussfolgerung gilt im grossen und ganzen fur alle Stufen der Ballung auf Gebietsebene. Regionale Spezialisierung geographische Konzentration wirtschaftliche Integration Zunahme der Erwerbstatigkeit Deutschland Suedekum J. (2006) Tendencias de concentracion y especializacion en Alemania desde la reunificacion, Regional Studies 40, 861-873. En este documento describimos el desarrollo de la especializacion regional y la concentracion geografica en Alemania durante el periodo de 1993 a 2001. No hallamos una prueba convincente de un proceso de especializacion de las regiones alemanas ni un proceso de concentracion de las industrias. Se llega a esta conclusion general para todos los niveles de agregacion territorial. Especializacion regional Concentracion geografica Integracion economica Crecimiento del empleo Alemania

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Volume (Year): 40 (2006)
Issue (Month): 8 ()
Pages: 861-873

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Keywords: Regional specialization; Geographical concentration; Economic integration; Employment growth; Germany;

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