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Occupational Distribution within Swedish Industries: An Identification and Market Relation Analysis
Jönköping University, Jönköping International Business School, JIBS, Economics.ORCID iD: 0000-0002-4560-1905
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Abstract [en]

This paper sheds new light on the Swedish industry structure, by defining it through its occupational and educational structure. It is a merge of all Swedish private firmsand all individuals employed within those firms, aggregated over industry, for theyear 2001. Education is separated from creative occupations, and we also identify industries with the largest concentration of service and manufacturing occupations.The growth pattern within the industry segments between 1993 and 2001 is provided, and an examination of the spatial distribution. While there is a closerelation between larger markets and knowledge, creative and service industries, wecan detect a weaker link to the manufacturing industries. The effect from being located in the main urban area within the urban region, as well as within one of the three metropolitan regions, is highly significant for all industries, but relativelyweaker for the manufacturing industry. The results also imply that diversity andcreativity, in terms of the number of establishments, closely relate to the metropolitan regions. The concentration of activities, in terms of the number of employees, is more driven by large markets in general.

Keyword
Occupation, Industry, Creative, Knowledge, Market Size
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-6867OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-6867DiVA: diva2:127249
Available from: 2008-12-04 Created: 2008-12-03 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved
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1. The Wealth of Urban Regions: On the Location of Creative Individuals and Firms
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The Wealth of Urban Regions: On the Location of Creative Individuals and Firms
2008 (English)Doctoral thesis, comprehensive summary (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This doctoral thesis consists of four individual chapters and an introduction to the thesis. The common feature of the four separate chapters is their focus on the location patterns of creative individuals and firms, the inter-relation between those actors and the regional development and how those actors in the end shape the wealth of urban regions.

The first chapter deals with what happens after a new technology is introduced with a focus on the geographical location and distribution.  The assumption is that new, non-standardized techniques frequently are initiated and promoted in large urban regions. In order to leave space for new activities, standardized and maturing techniques must gradually be moved to medium and small sized regions.

The second chapter analyzes the occupational distribution within Swedish industries, on the basis of characteristics of the individuals they employ. This chapter focuses especially on how to best identify so-called creative industries. It also examines the location patterns of the different types of industries.

The third chapter focuses on the role of different types of talent, as well as on factors that shape the distribution of talent across regions. A main theme is the role of universities, tolerance and service diversity. The chapter also examines the economic effect from those factors in combination with talent and technology.

The last essay investigates the relationship between tolerance and openness on one hand, and regional housing values on the other. It argues that artists, bohemians and gays affect housing values through two kinds of mechanisms: an aesthetic-amenity premium and a tolerance or open culture premium.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Jönköping: Jönköping International Business School, 2008. 184 p.
Series
JIBS Dissertation Series, ISSN 1403-0470 ; 53
National Category
Economics
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-6690 (URN)91-89164-92-X (ISBN)
Public defence
2008-11-14, B1014, Sparbanksaulan, JIBS, Jönköping, 10:00 (English)
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Supervisors
Available from: 2008-12-04 Created: 2008-11-05 Last updated: 2015-11-10Bibliographically approved

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