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Technological Change and Geographical Reallocation of Labour: On the Role of Leading Industries

Martynovich, Mikhail LU and Lundquist, Karl-Johan LU (2015) In Regional Studies
Abstract
This paper analyses inter-regional labour reallocation in Sweden over the period 1985–2008 and assesses the effects of technology-induced structural change on the ability of regions to attract and retain workers. The findings suggest that (1) the regional presence of leading industries associated with technological change has a significant effect; (2) the importance of leading industries is of dynamic character as various functional groups of leading industries play different roles at different stages of the technology-induced transformation process; and (3) while manufacturing branches act as a stabilizing factor, i.e. helping regions to retain workers, service industries drive labour reallocation in terms of attracting workers to regions.
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Sweden, Leading industries, Labour reallocation, Adjustment, Industrial restructuring, Technological change
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Regional Studies
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1360-0591
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10.1080/00343404.2015.1052062
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  author       = {Martynovich, Mikhail and Lundquist, Karl-Johan},
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  language     = {eng},
  publisher    = {Taylor & Francis},
  series       = {Regional Studies},
  title        = {Technological Change and Geographical Reallocation of Labour: On the Role of Leading Industries},
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  year         = {2015},
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