Title: Spatial Distribution of Manufacturing Activity and its Determinants: A Comparison of Three Small European Countries
Authors: BARRIOS SALVADORSTROBL EricTEIXEIRA AntonioBERTINELLI Salvador
Citation: REGIONAL STUDIES p. 1-18
Publisher: ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD
Publication Year: 2008
JRC N°: JRC41842
ISSN: 0034-3404
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400801922822
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC41842
DOI: 10.1080/00343400801922822
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We investigate and compare the spatial distribution of manufacturing activity and its determinants in Belgium, Ireland, and Portugal using comparable, exhaustive micro-level data sets. We find some similarities between Portugal and Belgium, but little for Ireland. Moreover, there is some evidence that forward and backward linkages, R&D activity, and labour market pooling of skilled labor can be important determinants of agglomeration, although this crucially depends on the country examined.
JRC Institute:Institute for Prospective Technological Studies

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