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Inter-industrial Relations and Sectoral Employment Development in German Regions

  • Kowalewski Julia

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    (Hamburgisches WeltWirtschaftsInstitut (HWWI), Heimhuder Str. 71, 20148 Hamburg, Germany)

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    This paper analyses the impact of cluster structures on employment development in Germany according to the hypothesis of Porter (1998). It develops a new way of measuring the co-location of suppliers and buyers of intermediate goods in a region based on an input-output approach. The resulting indicator is implemented in a shift-share regression in order to analyse the importance of input-output linkages for the employment development in individual industries. One advantage of this approach is that the results can be compared to earlier studies on localization advantages according to Marshall (1890).

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    Volume (Year): 233 (2013)
    Issue (Month): 4 (August)
    Pages: 486-504

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