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Complexos industriais no espaço: uma análise de fuzzy cluster [Identifying industrial complexes: a fuzzy cluster methodology]


  • Rodrigo Ferreira Simões



This paper estimates a fuzzy cluster methodology for an industrial input-output data basis for Minas Gerais, Brazil, in 1980 and 1996. The aim of the paper is identify industrial complexes and its thickness in the internal economic structure of the State of Minas Gerais. The conclusion highlights the power of the fuzzy methodology in describing spatial economic structure and its intersectoral linkages.

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  • Rodrigo Ferreira Simões, 2003. "Complexos industriais no espaço: uma análise de fuzzy cluster [Identifying industrial complexes: a fuzzy cluster methodology]," Textos para Discussão Cedeplar-UFMG td209, Cedeplar, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais.
  • Handle: RePEc:cdp:texdis:td209

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    Minas Gerais; Brazil; industrial complexes; fuzzy clusters; spatial accessibility;

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    • R15 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Econometric and Input-Output Models; Other Methods


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