Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10419/89265
Authors: 
Capasso, Marco
Cefis, Elena
Frenken, Koen
Year of Publication: 
2011
Series/Report no.: 
LEM Working Paper Series 2011/02
Abstract: 
We compare the industrial dynamics in the core, semi-periphery and periphery in The Netherlands in terms of firm entry-exit, size, growth and sectoral location patterns. The contribution of our work is to provide the first comprehensive study on spatial differentiation in industrial dynamics for all firm sizes and all sectors, including services. We find that at the aggregate level the spatial pattern of industrial dynamics is consistent with the spatial product lifecycle thesis: entry and exit rates are highest in the core and lowest in the periphery, while the share of persistently growing firms is higher in the periphery than in the core. Disaggregating the analysis to the sectoral level following the Pavitt-Miozzo-Soete taxonomy, findings are less robust. Finally, sectoral location patterns are largely consistent with the spatial product lifecycle model: Fordist sectors are over-represented in the periphery, while sectors associated with the ICT paradigm are over-represented in the core, with the notable exception of science-based manufacturing.
Subjects: 
entry
exit
spatial product lifecycle
Fordist paradigm
ICT paradigm
JEL: 
L25
L26
L60
L80
O18
O33
R10
Document Type: 
Working Paper

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