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Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: the case of Kibs in the Metropolitan Region of Milan

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  • Roberto Antonietti
  • Giulio Cainelli
  • Claudio Lupi

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In this paper we explore the relation between vertical disintegration and the co-localization of knowledge intensive business service (Kibs) in the metropolitan region of Milan, using micro-geographic data and nonparametric methods. Our main results are that: (i) compared to other manufacturing and service industries, Kibs show a natural tendency to cluster; (ii) this tendency increases with the degree of vertical disintegration of Kibs.

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  • Roberto Antonietti & Giulio Cainelli & Claudio Lupi, 2012. "Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: the case of Kibs in the Metropolitan Region of Milan," Openloc Working Papers 1202, Public policies and local development.
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    Keywords

    Co-localization; Kibs; Nonparametric methods; Vertical disintegration;

    JEL classification:

    • R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
    • L80 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - General

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