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|Title:||Spatial Distribution of Manufacturing Activity and its Determinants: A Comparison of Three Small European Countries|
|Authors:||BARRIOS SALVADOR; STROBL Eric; TEIXEIRA Antonio; BERTINELLI Salvador|
|Citation:||REGIONAL STUDIES p. 1-18|
|Publisher:||ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD|
|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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