Regional Specialisation and Technological Leapfrogging
AbstractThis paper investigates circumstances where a region loses its technological leadership after some major technological breakthrough. Input-output linkages between firms in a Cournot upstream industry and a perfectly competitive downstream industry create forces for agglomeration in particular locations, driving up prices of immobile factors. A new superior technology, incompatible with the old, will not benefit from these linkages, so is more likely to be established in locations with little existing industry due to lower factor prices. Furthermore, it is possible that the old and new technologies can coexist.
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Bibliographic InfoPaper provided by School of Economics, La Trobe University in its series Working Papers with number 1998.14.
Length: 23 pages
Date of creation: 1998
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Reginal Economy; Technology; Enterprises EDIRC Provider-Institution: RePEc:edi:smlatau;
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- Mary Amiti, 1998. "Regional Specialisation and Technological Leapfrogging," Working Papers 1998.14, School of Economics, La Trobe University.
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