Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/118152
Authors: 
Knoben, Joris
Year of Publication: 
2006
Series/Report no.: 
46th Congress of the European Regional Science Association: "Enlargement, Southern Europe and the Mediterranean", August 30th - September 3rd, 2006, Volos, Greece
Abstract: 
The existing literature on the spatial mobility of firms completely neglects the existence of inter-organizational relations (IORs). This is striking since there is a strong theoretical argument in the literature that firms with a high level of embeddedness in (localized) IORs are very unlikely to relocate. Therefore, the following research question is posed: “To what extent is the level of embeddedness of firms in (localized) innovative inter-organizational relationships of influence on their propensity to relocate?” Based on ordered logit model it is shown empirically that there is a strong spatial lock-in effect of having a high degree centrality.
Subjects: 
Firm relocation
spatial mobility
propensity to relocate
spatial lock-in
spatial inertia
inter-organizational relationships
embeddedness
JEL: 
L14
R12
R23
Document Type: 
Conference Paper

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