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Broadband and knowledge intensive firm clusters: Essential link or auxiliary connection?

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type="main" xml:lang="es"> Este estudio evalúa la relación entre la distribución espacial de los proveedores de banda ancha y la presencia de conglomerados de empresas basadas en un conocimiento intensivo ubicadas en condados de los Estados Unidos. Los resultados destacan que esta relación es heterogénea y localizada. En algunos lugares, la banda ancha parece ser un eslabón esencial que permite a las empresas del conocimiento establecerse estratégicamente en los condados de menor costo y en estrecha proximidad a los principales centros de conocimiento. En otros lugares, la disponibilidad de conexiones de Internet de banda ancha no logra imponerse a las externalidades negativas asociadas con localizaciones en las áreas más remotas del país. Desde una perspectiva política, esto sugiere que la banda ancha debería ser vista como un componente clave, pero no el único, de los planes integrales de desarrollo económico local.

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  • Elizabeth A. Mack, 2014. "Broadband and knowledge intensive firm clusters: Essential link or auxiliary connection?," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 93(1), pages 3-29, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:presci:v:93:y:2014:i:1:p:3-29
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