Location Decisions in a Changing Labour Market Environment
AbstractWe study the location of various film-related services (such as camera rental, casting agencies or pyrotechnic services), the main determinant of interest being the human capital specificity. We show that firms which supply services with a lower firm specificity locate farther away from one another, and argue that it can be concluded that the "poaching" argument (fear of employees leaving for a competitor in large regional labour markets) has greater practical weight than the Marshallian labour pooling mechanism
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Date of creation: 2003
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agglomeration; film industry; flexible specialisation; labour pooling; poaching; regional labour markets; turnover;
Other versions of this item:
- Björn Frank, 2008. "Location decisions in a changing labour market environment," Jahrbuch für Regionalwissenschaft, Springer, vol. 28(1), pages 31-42, February.
- J41 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Particular Labor Markets - - - Labor Contracts
- J63 - Labor and Demographic Economics - - Mobility, Unemployment, Vacancies, and Immigrant Workers - - - Turnover; Vacancies; Layoffs
- L82 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Entertainment; Media
- R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General
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