Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: The case of Kibs in the metropolitan region of Milan
Giulio Cainelli and
Claudio Lupi ()
Economics Letters, 2013, vol. 118, issue 2, 360-363
This paper explores the relation between vertical disintegration and the co-localization of knowledge intensive business service (Kibs) firms in the metropolitan region of Milan, using micro-geographic data and nonparametric methods. Our main results are that: (i) compared to other manufacturing and service industries, Kibs firms show a “natural tendency” to cluster; (ii) this tendency increases with the degree of vertical disintegration of Kibs firms.
Keywords: Co-localization; Kibs; Nonparametric methods; Vertical disintegration (search for similar items in EconPapers)
JEL-codes: R12 L80 (search for similar items in EconPapers)
References: View references in EconPapers View complete reference list from CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (9) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
Full text for ScienceDirect subscribers only
Working Paper: Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: the case of Kibs in the Metropolitan Region of Milan (2012)
This item may be available elsewhere in EconPapers: Search for items with the same title.
Export reference: BibTeX
RIS (EndNote, ProCite, RefMan)
Persistent link: https://EconPapers.repec.org/RePEc:eee:ecolet:v:118:y:2013:i:2:p:360-363
Access Statistics for this article
Economics Letters is currently edited by Economics Letters Editorial Office
More articles in Economics Letters from Elsevier
Bibliographic data for series maintained by Dana Niculescu ().