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Externalités de réseaux vs. externalités informationnelles dans les dynamiques de localisation


  • Jérôme Vicente


The aim of the paper is to discuss the new sequential and cumulative approaches of location process based on non-market interactions. We distinguish between the role played by network externalities and the one played by information externalities in order to distinguish locational clusters and locational cascade which respectively explain the Silicon Valley and the Silicon Sentier emergence. We conclude on the necessity to extend the topic to the stability properties of these two kinds of agglomeration structures. Classification JEL?: D83, L63, L86, R11, R12.

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  • Jérôme Vicente, 2002. "Externalités de réseaux vs. externalités informationnelles dans les dynamiques de localisation," Revue d'économie régionale et urbaine, Armand Colin, vol. 0(4), pages 535-552.
  • Handle: RePEc:cai:rerarc:reru_024_0535

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    network externalities; information externalities; locational clusters; locational cascades; Silicon Valley; Silicon Sentier;

    JEL classification:

    • D83 - Microeconomics - - Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainty - - - Search; Learning; Information and Knowledge; Communication; Belief; Unawareness
    • L63 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - Microelectronics; Computers; Communications Equipment
    • L86 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Information and Internet Services; Computer Software
    • R11 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Regional Economic Activity: Growth, Development, Environmental Issues, and Changes
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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