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The Regional Agglomeration Impact of Just-in-Time Input Linkages: Evidence from the Scottish Electronics Industry

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  • McCann, Philip
  • Fingleton, Bernard

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There is no clear consensus as yet concerning the possible regional agglomeration impacts of Japanese just-in-time manufacturing techniques. This paper attempts to provide a theoretical structure to discussing such questions and then uses a logit model to analyze evidence from the Scottish electronics industry. The results provide support for the suggestion not only that the adoption of such techniques within the United Kingdom will encourage the shortening of input linkages but also that this phenomenon is not restricted purely to the case of the automotive industry. Copyright 1996 by Scottish Economic Society.

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  • McCann, Philip & Fingleton, Bernard, 1996. "The Regional Agglomeration Impact of Just-in-Time Input Linkages: Evidence from the Scottish Electronics Industry," Scottish Journal of Political Economy, Scottish Economic Society, vol. 43(5), pages 493-518, November.
  • Handle: RePEc:bla:scotjp:v:43:y:1996:i:5:p:493-518
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    1. Arita, Tomokazu & McCann, Philip, 2002. "The spatial and hierarchical organization of Japanese and US multinational semiconductor firms," Journal of International Management, Elsevier, vol. 8(1), pages 121-139.
    2. Hakan Yilmazkuday, 2011. "Agglomeration And Trade: State‐Level Evidence From U.S. Industries," Journal of Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 51(1), pages 139-166, February.
    3. McCann, Philip, 2001. "A proof of the relationship between optimal vehicle size, haulage length and the structure of distance-transport costs," Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice, Elsevier, vol. 35(8), pages 671-693, September.
    4. Vickerman, Roger, 2003. "Transport in an Integrating Europe: Sustainable Development and Cohesion," INVESTIGACIONES REGIONALES - Journal of REGIONAL RESEARCH, Asociación Española de Ciencia Regional, issue 3, pages 163-174.
    5. Adelheid Holl & Rafael Pardo & Ruth Rama, 2010. "Just-in-Time Manufacturing Systems, Subcontracting and Geographic Proximity," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 44(5), pages 519-533.
    6. Yilmazkuday, Hakan, 2009. "Distribution of Consumption, Production and Trade within the U.S," MPRA Paper 16361, University Library of Munich, Germany.
    7. Philip Mccann, 2006. "On the supply-side determinants of regional growth," Construction Management and Economics, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 24(7), pages 681-693.
    8. Adelheid Holl & Rafael Pardo & Ruth Rama, 2013. "Spatial patterns of adoption of just-in-time manufacturing," Papers in Regional Science, Wiley Blackwell, vol. 92(1), pages 51-67, March.
    9. Ho Kim, 2005. "The Locational and Functional Behavior of U.S. Autoparts Suppliers," Small Business Economics, Springer, vol. 24(1), pages 79-95, February.

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