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Intra-metropolitan Competition for Attracting High-technology Firms

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  • Amnon Frenkel

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Frenkel A. Intra-metropolitan competition for attracting high-technology firms, Regional Studies . Since metropolitan regions function as a preferable location for high-technology firms, the competition between different sites for attracting such firms centres mainly on the quality of the nearby surroundings (growth pole milieu). This study employs the regional competitive advantage conceptual model, which points to the competitive advantages created by the region's capital assets. The empirical study examines competition among intra-metropolitan locations for attracting high-technology firms in the Tel Aviv metropolitan region of Israel. Four industrial parks were selected for analysis, and 117 managers of high-technology firms located those parks were interviewed. Frenkel A. La compétition intra-métropolitaine pour attirer les entreprises à la pointe de la technologie, Regional Studies . Etant donné que les régions métropolitaines servent d'emplacements privilégiés des entreprises à la pointe de la technologie, la compétition entre des emplacements différents pour attirer de telles entreprises porte largement sur la qualité du milieu environnant (pôles de croissance). Cette étude emploie le modèle conceptuel de l'avantage compétitif régional qui indique les avantages compétitifs créés par les capitaux fixes de la région. L'étude empirique examine la compétition entre des emplacements intra-métropolitains situés dans la région métropolitaine de Tel Aviv en Israël pour attirer les entreprises à la pointe de la technologie. On a sélectionné quatre technopôles à analyser et on a interviewé 117 managers des entreprises à la pointe de la technologie situées dans ces technopôles. Entreprises à la pointe de la technologie Modèle du choix d'emplacement Région étropolitaine Capital géographique Frenkel A. Intrametropolitaner Wettbewerb zur Anwerbung von Hochtechnologiefirmen, Regional Studies . Da metropolitane Regionen ein bevorzugter Standort für Hochtechnologiefirmen sind, konzentriert sich der Wettbewerb zwischen verschiedenen potenziellen Standorten für solche Firmenzentren in erster Linie auf die Qualität der nahen Umgebung (Wachstumspol-Milieu). In dieser Studie kommt ein konzeptuelles Modell des regionalen Wettbewerbsvorteils zum Einsatz, mit dem sich die Wettbewerbsvorteile herausarbeiten lassen, die durch das Kapital einer Region erzeugt werden. In der empirischen Studie wird der Wettbewerb zwischen potenziellen intrametropolitanen Standorten für Hochtechnologiefirmen in der israelischen Metropolitanregion Tel Aviv untersucht. Für die Analyse wurden vier Industrieparks ausgesucht und 117 Manager von Hochtechnologiefirmen in diesen Parks interviewt. Hochtechnologiefirmen Standortwahlmodell Metropolitane Region Raumkapital Frenkel A. Competencia intra-metropolitana para atraer a empresas de alta tecnología, Regional Studies . Dado que las regiones metropolitanas son el lugar preferido de las empresas de alta tecnología, la competencia entre los diferentes lugares para atraer a tales empresas se centra principalmente en la calidad de los entornos cercanos (medio de polos de crecimiento). En este estudio se emplea el modelo conceptual de las ventajas competitivas regionales que destaca las ventajas competitivas creadas por los bienes de capital de la región. En el estudio empírico se analiza la competencia entre los lugares intra-metropolitanos para atraer a las empresas de alta tecnología en la región metropolitana de Tel Aviv en Israel. Para el análisis se seleccionaron cuatro parques industriales y se entrevistó a 117 directores de empresas de alta tecnología ubicadas en estos parques. Empresas de alta tecnología Modelo de elección del lugar Región metropolitana Capital espacial

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  • Amnon Frenkel, 2012. "Intra-metropolitan Competition for Attracting High-technology Firms," Regional Studies, Taylor & Francis Journals, vol. 46(6), pages 723-740, September.
  • Handle: RePEc:taf:regstd:v:46:y:2012:i:6:p:723-740
    DOI: 10.1080/00343404.2010.529120
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