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The Product Cycle and High Technology Industry in Nonmetropolitan Areas, 1976-1980


  • James P. Miller

    (Economic Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture)


This report examines the degree and manner in which nonmetropolitan areas are participating in the burgeoning national expansion of high technology industries. It focuses on the locational orientation and ownership distribution of employment created by new business establishments during 1976-80. The argument of the report is simple. It reduces to the proposition, derived from product cycle theory, that relatively few high-tech, manufacturing establishments locate in nonmetropolitan areas and that those that do generally are routine assembly operations owned and controlled by corporations headquartered in other regions.

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  • James P. Miller, 1989. "The Product Cycle and High Technology Industry in Nonmetropolitan Areas, 1976-1980," The Review of Regional Studies, Southern Regional Science Association, vol. 19(1), pages 1-12, Winter.
  • Handle: RePEc:rre:publsh:v19:y:1989:i:1:p:1-12

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    1. Sveikauskas, Leo, 1979. "Interurban differences in the innovative nature of production," Journal of Urban Economics, Elsevier, vol. 6(2), pages 216-227, April.
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    1. Stephen M. Smith & David L. Barkley, 1991. "Local Input Linkages of Rural High-Technology Manufacturers," Land Economics, University of Wisconsin Press, vol. 67(4), pages 472-483.

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