Spatial distribution of economic activities: an empirical approach usingself-organizing maps
AbstractThe aim of this paper is to analyse the colocation patterns of industries and firms. We study the spatial distribution of firms from different industries at a microgeographic level and from this identify the main reasons for this locational behaviour. The empirical application uses data from Mercantile Registers of Spanish firms (manufacturers and services). Inter-sectorial linkages are shown using self-organizing maps. Key words: clusters, microgeographic data, self-organizing maps, firm location JEL classification: R10, R12, R34
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Localització industrial; Desigualtats econòmiques regionals; Economia regional; Entrada/Sortida; Sistemes productius locals; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda;
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- R34 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - Input Demand Analysis
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