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Spatial distribution of economic activities: an empirical approach usingself-organizing maps

Federico Pablo Martí () and Josep Maria Arauzo Carod
Authors registered in the RePEc Author Service: Josep-Maria Arauzo-Carod ()

Working Papers from Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Department of Economics

Abstract: The aim of this paper is to analyse the colocation patterns of industries and firms. We study the spatial distribution of firms from different industries at a microgeographic level and from this identify the main reasons for this locational behaviour. The empirical application uses data from Mercantile Registers of Spanish firms (manufacturers and services). Inter-sectorial linkages are shown using self-organizing maps. Key words: clusters, microgeographic data, self-organizing maps, firm location JEL classification: R10, R12, R34

Keywords: Localització industrial; Desigualtats econòmiques regionals; Economia regional; Entrada/Sortida; Sistemes productius locals; 332 - Economia regional i territorial. Economia del sòl i de la vivenda (search for similar items in EconPapers)
Date: 2010
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