Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/86458
Authors: 
Russo, Giovanni
Reggiani, Aura
Nijkamp, Peter
Year of Publication: 
2005
Series/Report no.: 
Tinbergen Institute Discussion Paper 05-107/3
Abstract: 
The spatial activity patterns of firms in a multi-regional system are closely connected with the structure and evolution of regional labour markets. Based on an extensive data set (cross-section) on commuting flows in Germany, this paper aims to identify the relationship between entrepreneurial activity and spatial labour markets, by employing in particular the concept of 'entrepreneurial city'. A network connectivity model is adopted to assess connectivity patterns, using the power-law and exponential law as a statistical test framework, in order to detect the presence of economic activity hubs that may resemble the concept of entrepreneurial cities. Various results are presented and interpreted in the final part of the paper.
Subjects: 
Network
Commuting
Entrepreneurship
JEL: 
O30
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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