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Geographical concentration, entrepreneurship and regional growth: Evidence from regional data in Sweden, 1975-99
Center for Business/Policy Studies, SNS.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0218-7924
Center for Business/Policy Studies, SNS.
2004 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 38, no 8, 929-947 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Geographical concentration, entrepreneurship and regional growth: evidence from regional data in Sweden, 1975-99, Regional Studies 38, 929-947. This paper implements Swedish data cross-tabulated on 143 industries (four-digit level) and 70 labour market regions for 1975-99 to examine empirically the degree of concentration in the production of goods and services, the relationship between concentration and regional growth, and the role of regional entrepreneurship. To our knowledge, these issues have not been analysed previously at this level of aggregation. Ellison-Glaeser indexes and Gini location quotients reveal a geographical concentration in Swedish industry that is stronger than in the USA. The econometric results imply a 2-6% higher growth in regionally concentrated industries. The effect is more pronounced for knowledge-intensive manufacturing, network industries and industries intensively using raw material. It is also found that regional entrepreneurship and regional absorption capacity are important explanations of regional growth, whereas the impact of the skill-level and economies of scale is more mixed.

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2004. Vol. 38, no 8, 929-947 p.
Keyword [en]
regional growth, geographic concentration, entrepreneurship, skills, endogenous growth, agglomeration, productivity, innovation, model
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Economics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-23879DOI: 10.1080/0034340042000280947ISI: 000225135600006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-23879DiVA: diva2:342578
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QC 20100525Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2010-11-03Bibliographically approved
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1. The wealth of regions: geographic concentration , entrepreneurship and regional growth
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The wealth of regions: geographic concentration , entrepreneurship and regional growth
2007 (English)Licentiate thesis, comprehensive summary (Other scientific)
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This thesis consists of three individual essays and an introductory chapter. The essays contribute to the current vein of empirical literature on economic geography and entrepreneurship. In two of the three essays the empirical analysis is preformed using panel data cross tabulated over years, regions and industries; whereas the third essay use data distributed over years and regions. The first essay implements a measure of geographic concentration and investigates the extent of concentration in Swedish industries and the relationship to economic growth specified as labour productivity. The second essay focuses on the composition of industry concentration. Using a similar measure as in the first essay the co-location of Swedish industries are investigated as well as the relationship to economic growth. The third essay explores the connection between entrepreneurship and regional growth – measured as employment growth – in Sweden and the U.S.

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Stockholm: KTH, 2007. 25 p.
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TRITA-TEC-LIC, ISSN 1653-445X ; 07-001
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Economics
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urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-4464 (URN)978-91-85539-20-8 (ISBN)
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2007-06-08, 5055, KTH, Drottning Kristinas väg 30, Stockholm, 15:00
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QC 20101103

Available from: 2007-07-24 Created: 2007-07-24 Last updated: 2016-05-31Bibliographically approved

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