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The Impact of Aging and Technological Relatedness on Agglomeration Externalities

Neffke, Frank; Henning, Martin LU and Boschma, Ron LU (2012) In Journal of Economic Geography 12(2). p.485-517
Abstract
We study localization, urbanization and Jacobs’ externality effects on plant survival in Sweden (1970–2004). We focus on two questions: (i) do agglomeration externalities change with the age of plants? and (ii) what is the role of technological relatedness among local industries? We find that agglomeration externalities affect survival chances of plants. This effect, however, differs between corporate and non-affiliated plants. Furthermore, we find that Jacobs’ externalities benefit only young plants, whereas urbanization externalities harm plants at all ages. Localization externalities are insignificant, while the local presence of technologically related industries substantially increases survival rates of plants.
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agglomeration, externalities, nursety cities, Cox Regression, Aalen, plant survival, Sweden
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Journal of Economic Geography
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12
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485 - 517
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Oxford University Press
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1468-2702
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10.1093/jeg/lbr001
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English
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  author       = {Neffke, Frank and Henning, Martin and Boschma, Ron},
  issn         = {1468-2702},
  keyword      = {agglomeration,externalities,nursety cities,Cox Regression,Aalen,plant survival,Sweden},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {2},
  pages        = {485--517},
  publisher    = {Oxford University Press},
  series       = {Journal of Economic Geography},
  title        = {The Impact of Aging and Technological Relatedness on Agglomeration Externalities},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbr001},
  volume       = {12},
  year         = {2012},
}