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    A measure for identifying substantial geographic concentrations


    Van Egeraat, Chris and Morgenroth, Edgar and Kroes, Rutger and Curran, Declan and Gleeson, Justin (2016) A measure for identifying substantial geographic concentrations. Papers in Regional Science. ISSN 1435-5957

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    Abstract

    Regional industrial policy emphasizes the notion of building on existing concentrations of competitive firms. A range of measures to identify such concentrations has been put forward in the literature. These measures, however, do not identify substantial concentrations which have the best potential for further development, tend to concentrate on scale measured by employment, and are applied using data for pre-specified administrative boundaries. This paper presents a new concentration index that identifies substantial concentrations and utilizes information on both the number and size of plants. It also proposes a method for generating relevant industry-specific spatial units

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: Geographical concentration; industrial specialization; agglomeration; methodology; Ireland;
    Academic Unit: Faculty of Social Sciences > Geography
    Item ID: 9047
    Identification Number: https://doi.org/10.1111/pirs.12241
    Depositing User: Dr. Chris Van Egeraat
    Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2017 10:20
    Journal or Publication Title: Papers in Regional Science
    Publisher: Wiley
    Refereed: Yes
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