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#1Amitrajeet A. Batabyal (RIT: Rochester Institute of Technology)H-Index: 19
#2Peter NijkampH-Index: 1
Last. Peter Nijkamp (UAIC: Alexandru Ioan Cuza University)H-Index: 77
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We analyze the impact of wage taxation on the workplace choices of and the commuting costs borne by individuals in an aggregate economy consisting of an urban and an adjacent rural region. This economy is inhabited by a continuum of individuals who are uniformly distributed with a total mass of one. These individuals choose whether to work in the urban or in the rural region. The wage is higher (lower) in the urban (rural) region. Our analysis leads to three findings. First, assuming that indivi...
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#2Arturo RamosH-Index: 13
Last. Fernando Sanz-GraciaH-Index: 11
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#1Hsini Huang (NTU: National Taiwan University)
Small firms are often viewed as the remedy of regional development and growth, but there is little empirical evidence if the cluster of innovative small firms thrives regional innovation performance. This paper attempts to answer a timely policy question of “How vital is small-firm dominated ecology for regional innovation?” by investigating the mix of firm size within a region. The results find that the effect of the proportion of small firms in a region is nonlinearly associated with the regio...
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The explanatory factors of firms’ location have been largely studied by the location theory, and by the large amount of empirical studies on the revealed locational preferences of entrepreneurs. On the contrary, the literature studying how entrepreneurs perceive places, that is to say, their mental maps, is quite limited. Actually, only one international line of research so far has really focused on the perception of entrepreneurs, defining an original methodology and applying it to the country-...
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#1Dario Musolino (Bocconi University)H-Index: 4
#2Wim Meester (UG: University of Groningen)
Last. Piet H. Pellenbarg (UG: University of Groningen)H-Index: 6
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This paper compares and discusses the results of the research on mental maps of entrepreneurs conducted in three countries: Italy, Germany and the Netherlands. The stated locational preferences of Italian, German and Dutch entrepreneurs and their underlying explanatory factors are analysed and compared, using both qualitative and quantitative methods. The analysis points out that the three countries have some common characteristics regarding the patterns and the explanatory factors of the mental...
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#2Stanisław Umiński (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 5
Last. Tomasz Brodzicki (University of Gdańsk)H-Index: 6
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Spatial distribution of exporters only recently has attracted the attention of researchers, while the location of economic activity as such has been subject of profound analysis for a long time. Regions have become more open and thus vulnerable to external shocks. Nevertheless, the increase in the number of exporters in the population of firms is one of the top priorities of regions’ economic policy agenda, as it improves competitiveness and overall productivity. Literature overview shows an imp...
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#1Federica Rossi (Polytechnic University of Milan)
#1Federica Rossi (Polytechnic University of Milan)
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Since the middle of the nineteenth century, the regional economics literature has paid special attention to the locational patterns of firms. However, the scientific debate on the location and relocation decisions of firms is still open. The paper aims at evaluating whether relocation factors established in the literature on metropolitan areas in the USA and Western European countries play a critical role in post-socialist countries as well. We empirically investigate the destination choice of r...
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#1Margo P. M. Enthoven (UG: University of Groningen)
#1Margo Enthoven (UG: University of Groningen)
Last. Aleid Brouwer (Stenden University of Applied Sciences)H-Index: 7
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This research addresses the role of sustainable demand and psychological and cultural factors in the spatial concentration of sustainable SMEs. We analyze the spatial concentration of sustainable SMEs in the restaurant sector in the Netherlands. We argue that traditional agglomeration theories can partially explain spatial concentration of sustainable SMEs, but are not sufficient in explaining the sub-sector concentration of sustainable entrepreneurs. Demand, psychological and cultural factors c...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse common location patterns of Software and Videogames (SVE) industry in Barcelona, Lyon and Hamburg. This is a key industry in developed countries that mainly located at core of bigger metropolitan areas, looking for agglomeration economies, skilled labour and a wide range of spillover effects existent there. Cities used in our empirical application share some common features in terms of size, manufacturing tradition and, specially, economic strategies, as they ...
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