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Pautas de localización de las nuevas empresas y flexibilidad territorial


  • Maria Teresa Costa

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))

  • Agustí Segarra

    () (Universitat Rovira i Virgili (URV))

  • Elisabet Viladecans

    () (Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB); Universitat de Barcelona (UB))


Why does the location of new firms differ according to the characteristics of the industry? What relation is there between the technologically dense base of firms and the urban environment in which they appear? Does the autonomy of new firms when deciding their location differ according to the characteristics of the industrial sector and the size of the establishment? This study approaches these questions in Spanish manufacturing between the years 1980 and 1994. It is assumed that new industrial establishments decide to locate themselves in a certain city, ruling out other alternative locations. The results obtained indicate that decisions on location differ according to the technological density of the industries and their life cycle.

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  • Maria Teresa Costa & Agustí Segarra & Elisabet Viladecans, 2000. "Pautas de localización de las nuevas empresas y flexibilidad territorial," Working Papers 2000/3, Institut d'Economia de Barcelona (IEB).
  • Handle: RePEc:ieb:wpaper:doc2000-3

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    Cities; Location of firms; Product cicly; Urban structure;

    JEL classification:

    • L6 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing
    • R3 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location
    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)


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