Explaining Size Differentiation of Business Service Centres
Robert J. Bennett and
Daniel Graham ()
Additional contact information
Robert J. Bennett: Department of Geography, University of Cambridge, Downing Place, Cambridge CB2 3EN, England, UK, firstname.lastname@example.org
Urban Studies, 1998, vol. 35, issue 9, 1457-1480
This paper assesses the differentiation between business centres in Britain using data on business location from the Census of Employment analysed at postcode district level. The paper uses a combination of micro-analytical, central place theory and interregional trade theory to argue that centres can be expected to be differentiated from each other in the form of a hierarchy. The paper uses a spatial interaction model to test various possible forms of hierarchy. A five-level hierarchy is demonstrated for national/international, regional, sub-regional and local centres, as well as sub-regional centres that are 'shadowed' by nearby regional centres. Whilst the paper is exploratory, so that we would not argue that any one centre is rigidly at any single position in the hierarchy, the paper strongly demonstrates the continued importance of urban hierarchy in business location.
References: Add references at CitEc
Citations: View citations in EconPapers (1) Track citations by RSS feed
Downloads: (external link)
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:sae:urbstu:v:35:y:1998:i:9:p:1457-1480
Access Statistics for this article
More articles in Urban Studies from Urban Studies Journal Limited
Bibliographic data for series maintained by SAGE Publications ().