Found 3 article(s) for author 'Agglomeration'

The global agglomeration of multinational firms

The global agglomeration of multinational firms. Laura Alfaro, April 2014, Paper. “The explosion of multinational activities in recent decades is rapidly transforming the global landscape of industrial production. But are the emerging clusters of multinational production the rule or the exception? What drives the offshore agglomeration of multinational firms in comparison to the agglomeration of domestic firms? Using a unique worldwide plant-level dataset that reports detailed location, ownership, and operation information for plants in over 100 countries, we construct a spatially continuous index of agglomeration and analyze…” Link

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Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Clusters of Entrepreneurship and Innovation. William R. Kerr, Edward Glaeser, 2014, Book Chapter. “This chapter reviews recent academic work on the spatial concentration of entrepreneurship and innovation in the United States. We discuss rationales for the agglomeration of these activities and the economic consequences of clusters. We identify and discuss policies that are being pursued in the United States to encourage local entrepreneurship and innovation. While arguments exist for and against policy support of entrepreneurial clusters, our understanding of what works and how it works is quite limited…” Link

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From Russia with Love: The Impact of Relocated Firms on Incumbent Survival

From Russia with Love: The Impact of Relocated Firms on Incumbent Survival. William R. Kerr, May 2013, Paper. “We identify the impact of local firm concentration on incumbent performance with a quasi-natural experiment. When Germany was divided after World War II, many firms in the machine tool industry fled the Soviet occupied zone to prevent expropriation. We show that the regional location decisions of these firms upon moving to western Germany were driven by non-economic factors and heuristics rather than existing industrial conditions…” Link Verified October 11, 2014

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