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Market access and the other determinants of North–South manufacturing location choice: An application to the Euro-Mediterranean area

  • Bagoulla, Corinne
  • Péridy, Nicolas

This paper examines the impact of market and supply accessibility on the geographic distribution of manufacturing sectors in the Euro-Mediterranean area. The evolution of market and supplier access in the area is first investigated. Then, market and supplier access, production cost and regional integration are focused on as the main determinants of industrial location. A deeper regional integration agreements can act as an important dispersion force, driving the location of manufacturing in new member states and Mediterranean countries.

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Article provided by Elsevier in its journal Economic Systems.

Volume (Year): 35 (2011)
Issue (Month): 4 ()
Pages: 537-561

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Handle: RePEc:eee:ecosys:v:35:y:2011:i:4:p:537-561
DOI: 10.1016/j.ecosys.2011.04.003
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