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Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Bjerke, L. (Eds.). (2017). Geographies of growth: innovations, networks and collaborations. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Geographies of growth: innovations, networks and collaborations
2017 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. This book presents a collection of chapters, divided into four main parts, that together deal with these issues. The expert contributions provide numerous different perspectives on a new regional divide as well as exploring the inter-regional accessibility to human capital and its effects on productivity on both sides of the border. The book also investigates the speed of convergence and the fact that, when incorporating structural change, it is often quicker at the regional level compared to both the country and industry level. Other topics covered include institutional foundations and their influence on local social acceptance of entrepreneurship, the role of global value chains on bilateral trade and the determinants of cross-border innovation cooperation focusing on partner selection and location. Students, researchers and scholars will find this an important resource that fills numerous knowledge gaps and opens new avenues for research. It will also appeal to consultants, practitioners and planners at the international, regional and local level. Today we can observe an increasing spatial divide as some large urban regions and many more medium-sized and small regions face growing problems such as decreasing labour demand, increasing unemployment and an ageing population. In view of these trends, this book offers a better understanding of the general characteristics and specific drivers of the geographies of growth. It shows how these may vary in different spatial contexts, how hurdles and barriers to growth in different types of regions can be dealt with, how and to what extent resources in different areas can develop and how the potential of these resources to stimulate growth can be realized. This book presents a collection of chapters, divided into four main parts, that together deal with these issues. The expert contributions provide numerous different perspectives on a new regional divide as well as exploring the inter-regional accessibility to human capital and its effects on productivity on both sides of the border. The book also investigates the speed of convergence and the fact that, when incorporating structural change, it is often quicker at the regional level compared to both the country and industry level. Other topics covered include institutional foundations and their influence on local social acceptance of entrepreneurship, the role of global value chains on bilateral trade and the determinants of cross-border innovation cooperation focusing on partner selection and location. Students, researchers and scholars will find this an important resource that fills numerous knowledge gaps and opens new avenues for research. It will also appeal to consultants, practitioners and planners at the international, regional and local level.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017. p. 460
Series
New horizons in regional science
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-37826 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602 (DOI)978-1-78536-060-2 (ISBN)978-1-78536-059-6 (ISBN)
Available from: 2017-11-06 Created: 2017-11-06 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Bjerke, L. & Karlsson, C. (2017). Introduction. In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations: (pp. 1-15). Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Introduction
2017 (English)In: Geographies of Growth: Innovations, Networks and Collaborations, Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017, p. 1-15Chapter in book (Other academic)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Edward Elgar Publishing, 2017
Series
New Horizons in Regional Science series
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38758 (URN)10.4337/9781785360602.00007 (DOI)2-s2.0-85040586965 (Scopus ID)9781785360602 (ISBN)9781785360596 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-02-06 Created: 2018-02-06 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Wixe, S. & Andersson, M. (2017). Which Types of Relatedness Matter in Regional Growth? Industry, Occupation and Education. Regional studies, 51(4), 523-536
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Which Types of Relatedness Matter in Regional Growth? Industry, Occupation and Education
2017 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 51, no 4, p. 523-536Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

This paper provides a conceptual discussion of relatedness, which suggests a focus on individuals as a complement to firms and industries. The empirical relevance of the main arguments is tested by estimating the effects of related and unrelated variety in education and occupation among employees, as well as in industries, on regional growth. The results show that occupational and educational related variety are positively correlated with productivity growth, which supports the conceptual discussion put forth in the paper. In addition, related variety in industries is found to be negative for productivity growth, but positive for employment growth.

Abstract [fr]

Cet article cherche à fournir une base conceptuelle sur laquelle on peut discuter de la connexité, ce qui laisse supposer que l'on met l'accent sur les individus ainsi que sur les entreprises et les industries. On évalue la pertinence empirique des principaux arguments en estimant les effets sur la croissance régionale de la variété connexe et de la variété non-apparentée des salariés dans l’éducation et dans les professions, ainsi que dans les entreprises. Les résultats montrent qu'il existe une corrélation étroite entre la variété connexe dans les professions et l’éducation et la croissance de la productivité, ce qui soutient le débat conceptuel que propose cet article. En plus, la variété connexe dans les industries s'avère négative pour la croissance de la productivité, mais positive quant à la croissance de l'emploi.

Abstract [de]

Dieser Beitrag enthält eine konzeptuelle Erörterung der Verbundenheit, in der eine Konzentration auf Einzelpersonen als Ergänzung von Firmen und Branchen vorgeschlagen wird. Zur Überprüfung der empirischen Relevanz der Hauptargumente wird geschätzt, wie sich verbundene und unverbundene Vielfalt in den Bereichen der Bildung und des Beschäftigungsniveaus von Arbeitnehmern sowie im Bereich der Branchen auf das Regionalwachstum auswirkt. Aus den Ergebnissen geht hervor, dass verbundene Vielfalt in den Bereichen des Beschäftigungsniveaus und der Bildung in einem positiven Zusammenhang mit dem Produktivitätswachstum steht, was die konzeptuelle Erörterung dieses Beitrags unterstützt. Darüber hinaus wirkt sich verbundene Vielfalt im Bereich der Branchen negativ auf das Produktivitätswachstum, aber positiv auf das Beschäftigungswachstum aus.

Abstract [es]

En este artículo aportamos un debate conceptual sobre los vínculos proponiendo un enfoque en las personas como un complemento para las empresas y las industrias. Para comprobar la relevancia empírica de los principales argumentos, calculamos los efectos de la variedad relacionada y no relacionada en educación y ocupación entre los empleados, así como en las industrias, para el crecimiento regional. Los resultados indican que la variedad relacionada de ocupación y educación está positivamente vinculada al crecimiento de la productividad, lo que respalda el debate conceptual presentado en este artículo. Asimismo observamos que la variedad relacionada en las industrias es negativa para el crecimiento de la productividad, pero positiva para el crecimiento del empleo.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Taylor & Francis, 2017
Keywords
Relatedness, Variety, Occupation, Education, Regional growth
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29192 (URN)10.1080/00343404.2015.1112369 (DOI)000396837000002 ()2-s2.0-84953276782 (Scopus ID)
Funder
Swedish Research Council Formas, 2009-1192; 2011-80Swedish Research Council, 349200680VINNOVA, 2010-07370
Available from: 2016-01-25 Created: 2016-01-25 Last updated: 2018-01-23Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Klaesson, J. & Larsson, J. P. (2016). How local are spatial density externalities? Neighbourhood effects in agglomeration economies. Regional studies, 50(6), 1082-1095
Open this publication in new window or tab >>How local are spatial density externalities? Neighbourhood effects in agglomeration economies
2016 (English)In: Regional studies, ISSN 0034-3404, E-ISSN 1360-0591, Vol. 50, no 6, p. 1082-1095Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The geographic scale at which density externalities operate is analysed in this paper. Using geocoded high-resolution data, the analysis is focused on exogenously determined within-city squares (‘neighbourhoods’) of 1 km2. The analysis confirms a city-wide employment density–wage elasticity and an economically significant density–wage elasticity at the neighbourhood level that attenuate sharply with distance. Panel estimates over 20 years suggest a neighbourhood density–wage elasticity of about 3%, while the city-wide elasticity is about 1%. It is argued that the neighbourhood level is more prone to capture learning, e.g. through knowledge and information spillovers. This interpretation is supported by (1) significantly larger neighbourhood elasticities for university educated workers and (2) sharper attenuation with distance of the effect for such workers.

Keywords
Agglomeration externalities; Density; External scale economies; Geocoded data; Modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP); Productivity; Spatial dependence; Spatial scale; Sweden; Wages
National Category
Economics and Business
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23658 (URN)10.1080/00343404.2014.968119 (DOI)000374629700012 ()2-s2.0-84908439746 (Scopus ID)
Note

Theme Issue: Environmental Governance of Urban and Regional Development.

Included in doctoral thesis as a manuscript: "How local are Spatial Density Externalities? – Evidence from Square Grid Data".

Available from: 2014-03-31 Created: 2014-03-31 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Larsson, J. P. (2016). Local entrepreneurship clusters in cities. Journal of Economic Geography, 16(1), 39-66
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Local entrepreneurship clusters in cities
2016 (English)In: Journal of Economic Geography, ISSN 1468-2702, E-ISSN 1468-2710, Vol. 16, no 1, p. 39-66Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We show that entrepreneurs are co-located within cities. One plausible source of such spatial clustering is local social interactions, where individuals' decisions to become entrepreneurs are influenced by entrepreneurial neighbors. Using geo-coded matched employer-employee data for Sweden, we find that sharing residential neighborhood with established entrepreneurs has a statistically significant and robust influence on the probability that an individual leaves employment for entrepreneurship. An otherwise average neighborhood with a 5% point higher entrepreneurial intensity, all else equal, produces between six and seven additional entrepreneurs per square kilometer, each year. Our estimates suggest a local feedback-effect in which the presence of established entrepreneurs in a neighborhood influences the emergence of new local entrepreneurs. Our analysis supports the conjecture that social interaction effects constitute a mechanism by which local entrepreneurship clusters in cities develop and persist over time.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Oxford University Press, 2016
Keywords
Clusters, Entrepreneurship, Local social interactions, Neighborhood, Path dependence, Peer effects, Role models, Social network externalities, entrepreneur, local participation, probability, social network, urban economy, Sweden
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38432 (URN)10.1093/jeg/lbu049 (DOI)000374189600002 ()2-s2.0-84965005992 (Scopus ID)
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-01-10Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M., Larsson, J. P. & Wernberg, J. (2016). Social capital and the economies of cities. In: H. Westlund & J. P. Larsson (Ed.), Handbook of social capital and regional development: (pp. 166-192). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Social capital and the economies of cities
2016 (English)In: Handbook of social capital and regional development / [ed] H. Westlund & J. P. Larsson, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016, p. 166-192Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-38434 (URN)978-1-78347-682-4 (ISBN)978-1-78347-683-1 (ISBN)
Available from: 2018-01-10 Created: 2018-01-10 Last updated: 2018-02-06Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Norman, T. (Eds.). (2015). Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography. Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Handbook of Research Methods and Applications in Economic Geography
2015 (English)Collection (editor) (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

The main purpose of this Handbook is to provide overviews and assessments of the state-of-the-art regarding research methods, approaches and applications central to economic geography. The chapters are written by distinguished researchers from a variety of scholarly traditions and with a background in different academic disciplines including economics, economic, human and cultural geography, and economic history. The resulting handbook covers a broad spectrum of methodologies and approaches applicable in analyses pertaining to the geography of economic activities and economic outcomes.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Northampton: Edward Elgar Publishing, 2015. p. 672
Series
Handbooks of Research Methods and Applications series
National Category
Economics Economic Geography
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-29176 (URN)10.4337/9780857932679 (DOI)9780857932662 (ISBN)
Available from: 2016-01-22 Created: 2016-01-22 Last updated: 2016-01-22Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Klaesson, J. (2014). Socio-cultural contexts of small innovative and enterprising regions: An empirical analysis using the Gnosjö region in Sweden as a benchmark. In: Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema (Ed.), The social dynamics of innovation networks: (pp. 81-100). Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Socio-cultural contexts of small innovative and enterprising regions: An empirical analysis using the Gnosjö region in Sweden as a benchmark
2014 (English)In: The social dynamics of innovation networks / [ed] Roel Rutten, Paul Benneworth, Dessy Irawati, Frans Boekema, Routledge, 2014, p. 81-100Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2014
Series
Regions and Cities
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-28082 (URN)9780415859479 (ISBN)9780203701096 (ISBN)
Available from: 2015-10-02 Created: 2015-10-02 Last updated: 2018-07-03Bibliographically approved
Karlsson, C., Andersson, M. & Bjerke, L. (2013). Import flows: extraregional linkages stimulating renewal of regional sectors?. Environment and planning A, 45(12), 2999-3017
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Import flows: extraregional linkages stimulating renewal of regional sectors?
2013 (English)In: Environment and planning A, ISSN 0308-518X, E-ISSN 1472-3409, Vol. 45, no 12, p. 2999-3017Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

We examine the role of regional import flows for renewal of regional industries. The hypothesis is that imports stimulate renewal of local industries by being vehicles for technology diffusion and means by which local firms can exploit advantages of global specialisation. We find robust and positive relationships between high-quality imports and renewal of regional exports, where the latter are measured by the introduction of novel export products of local firms. Connectedness to international markets via import networks appears to be a stimulus for the renewal of regional exports. 

Keywords
Imports, Exports, Industry renewal, Innovation, Networks, Knowledge spillovers
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23334 (URN)10.1068/a45732 (DOI)
Available from: 2014-01-31 Created: 2014-01-31 Last updated: 2017-12-06Bibliographically approved
Andersson, M. & Klaesson, J. (2013). Market-Size and Employment: Separating Scale and Diversity Effects. In: Johan Klaesson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson (Ed.), Metropolitan Regions: (pp. 261-273). Springer
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Market-Size and Employment: Separating Scale and Diversity Effects
2013 (English)In: Metropolitan Regions / [ed] Johan Klaesson, Börje Johansson, Charlie Karlsson, Springer, 2013, p. 261-273Chapter in book (Refereed)
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Springer, 2013
Series
Advances in Spatial Science, ISSN 1430-9602
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-23313 (URN)978-3-642-32141-2 (ISBN)
Available from: 2014-01-29 Created: 2014-01-29 Last updated: 2014-02-12Bibliographically approved
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