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Changes in the intra-metropolitan location of producer services in Ile-de-France (1978-1997): do information technologies promote a more dispersed spatial pattern ?

Céline Boiteux-Orain and Rachel Guillain ()
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Céline Boiteux-Orain: LATEC - Laboratoire d'Analyse et de Techniques Economiques - UB - Université de Bourgogne - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

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Abstract: Because of their intensive need for face-to-face contacts, producer services have, historically, been found at the core o f CBDs. However, it has been suggested that advances in information technologies could lead to the erosion o f the CBD's economic base, rendering face-to-face contacts obsolete and enabling producer services to suburbanize. Although a considerable amount o f empirical work has been done on the suburbanization o f these activities in North-America, the same is not true of France. In this paper, we adopt an original methodology to study the role played by face-to-face contacts in the spatial distribution of producer services in the Ile-de-France region between 1978 and 1997. Our findings confirm that producer services did indeed suburbanize during the study period. Nevertheless, this suburbanization was multicentric, rather than scattered, suggesting that face-to-face contacts remain an important factor in the location of such services.

Keywords: Suburbanization; Information technologies; Monocentric and polycentric configurations; Producer services (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2003-04
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Published in [Research Report] Laboratoire d'analyse et de techniques économiques(LATEC). 2003, 24 p

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Working Paper: Changes in the Intrametropolitan Location of Producer Services in Île-de-France (1978–1997): Do Information Technologies Promote a More Dispersed Spatial Pattern? (2004)
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