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Firm-specific and location-specific drivers of business location and relocation decisions

Published on Dec 23, 2018in Transport Reviews6.65
· DOI :10.1080/01441647.2018.1559254
Camila Balbontin3
Estimated H-index: 3
(USYD: University of Sydney),
David A. Heshner76
Estimated H-index: 76
(USYD: University of Sydney)
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ABSTRACTDecisions made by businesses on where to locate or relocate are typically given less consideration than residential location in integrated transport and land use modelling systems. This is ...
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Published on Apr 1, 2018in Transport Policy3.19
Yonglei Jiang1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Dalian Maritime University),
Harry Timmermans35
Estimated H-index: 35
(TU/e: Eindhoven University of Technology),
Bin Yu1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Beihang University)
Industrial relocation patterns has become one of the central issues for sustainable development of economics. In order to analyze the relocation patterns of manufacturing industries from the perspective of transport accessibility, this study took the electronic and information industry in the Yangtze River Economic Belt as an example to analyze the relocation patterns of manufacturing industries in China. Considering the transportation factors and economic factors, a topological network of Yangt...
Published on Jan 1, 2018
Franco Chingcuanco1
Estimated H-index: 1
(Oliver Wyman),
Eric J. Miller41
Estimated H-index: 41
(U of T: University of Toronto)
The Integrated Land Use, Transportation, Environment (ILUTE) model system is an agent-based microsimulation model that dynamically evolves the urban spatial form, economic structure, demographics and travel behavior over time for the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area (GTHA). This chapter presents the ILUTE Demographic Updating Module (I-DUM), which updates the residential population demographics throughout the simulation. Given a synthetic base population, I-DUM updates the attributes of the agents ...
Published on Dec 1, 2017in Growth and Change1.20
Mikaela Backman6
Estimated H-index: 6
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Charlie Karlsson26
Estimated H-index: 26
In this paper, we analyse where people who become self-employed actually start their firms. In the entrepreneurship literature, it is generally assumed that individuals who start a firm start it where they live. We question this general assumption and show that this does not hold for commuters. Our results show that of those individuals that were short-distance commuters in 2007 and become self-employed in 2008, 90.1 percent started their firm in their work munici-pality. Only 9.4 percent starte...
David A. Heshner76
Estimated H-index: 76
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Chinh Ho8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USYD: University of Sydney)
This paper investigates the impact of decision maker’s experience on model elasticities and predicted market share, using data collected in Sydney on commuter mode choice. Usage frequency is used as a proxy for experience and two separate mode choice models are estimated – one with experience conditioning choice and one without. Key model outputs are compared and we find that differences in the value of travel time savings and model elasticities are very marked. This suggests that ignoring exper...
Published on Dec 1, 2015in Journal of choice modelling1.91
Ilan Elgar4
Estimated H-index: 4
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Bilal Farooq10
Estimated H-index: 10
(École Polytechnique de Montréal),
Eric J. Miller41
Estimated H-index: 41
Firm (employment) location influences the behaviour of individuals and households in the short and long term. This paper presents simulations conducted to test the ability of an office location model to replicate the actual choices of office firms in the Greater Toronto Area. It is found that including explicit search areas can significantly increase the ability of location models to replicate actual choices by office firms. In addition, simulation procedures themselves have an impact on the for...
Published on Jan 1, 2015
Jesús F. Lampón6
Estimated H-index: 6
(University of Vigo),
Javier González-Benito29
Estimated H-index: 29
(University of Salamanca),
José Manuel García-Vázquez5
Estimated H-index: 5
(University of Vigo)
The literature has argued that low efficiency in comparison with other competitors in the same sector increases the probability of international relocation. In this paper, we argue that, in order to explain production relocation, it is important to consider not only the plant's efficiency in comparison with competing plants, which we shall call external rivalry, but also in comparison with other plants in the same group, to be called internal rivalry. An empirical analysis that focuses on automo...
Published on Jan 1, 2014in Community Development
Shelley McDonough Kimelberg8
Estimated H-index: 8
(NU: Northeastern University)
The reliance on econometric models in site-selection research limits what we can conclude about how decision-makers evaluate some common location factors. In an effort to open the "black box" of location decisions, this article makes use of in-depth interviews with corporate real estate managers and external service providers to illustrate how such actors serve as intermediaries in the site-selection process. The findings reveal that distinct ways of operationalizing one factor - in this case, l...
Published on Nov 1, 2013
Anet Weterings3
Estimated H-index: 3
(Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency),
Joris Knoben14
Estimated H-index: 14
(Tilburg University)
This paper examines the differences in the drivers of short and long distance firm relocations by conducting an event history analysis on a panel dataset of Dutch firms. Our findings indicate that short distance relocations (within municipalities and labour markets) are triggered by growth and the corresponding need for more space, while longer distance relocations are mainly influenced by regional characteristics. The spatial concentration of similar or related firms, a higher level of urbaniza...
Anne Risselada2
Estimated H-index: 2
(UU: Utrecht University),
Veronique Schutjens13
Estimated H-index: 13
(UU: Utrecht University),
Frank van Oort27
Estimated H-index: 27
(UU: Utrecht University)
Real estate factors, such as property ownership, size and age, are generally not accounted for in research on revealed relocation decisions of firms. This is remarkable, as entrepreneurs often suggest that real estate characteristics at the property level provide an explanation for firm relocation behaviour in addition to more-frequently tested drivers of firm relocation. We assess the role of real estate determinants, focusing on firms in urban residential neighbourhoods, differentiating betwee...
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Published on Feb 1, 2019in Journal of Transport Geography3.56
David A. Heshner76
Estimated H-index: 76
,
Chinh Ho8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USYD: University of Sydney),
Richard Ellison8
Estimated H-index: 8
(USYD: University of Sydney)
Abstract The majority of transport planning model systems used in forecasting travel demand as input into project evaluation treat the location of firms as a given, and hence the best these model systems can do in terms of assessing the response of firms to improvements in transport systems is to redistribute the number of existing workers (as a proxy for the number of jobs) between zonal locations, holding the total number of jobs and firms constant (with the exception of an overall growth in j...