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Spatial distribution of economic activities: an empirical approach usingself-organizing maps

  • Pablo Martí, Federico
  • Arauzo Carod, Josep Maria

The aim of this paper is to analyse the colocation patterns of industries and firms. We study the spatial distribution of firms from different industries at a microgeographic level and from this identify the main reasons for this locational behaviour. The empirical application uses data from Mercantile Registers of Spanish firms (manufacturers and services). Inter-sectorial linkages are shown using self-organizing maps. Key words: clusters, microgeographic data, self-organizing maps, firm location JEL classification: R10, R12, R34

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Paper provided by Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics in its series Working Papers with number 2072/148482.

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