Modern Location Factors in Dynamic Regions

Oliver Falck, Stephan Heblich*

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

Globalization has had an enormous impact on traditional industrial structures. It almost seems that everything is everywhere the same. And yet, in reality, some regions in a single industrialized country enjoy rapid economic growth while others are downsizing or stagnating. Thus there must be some remaining regional competitive advantageseven in the Age of Globalization. This paper engages in a quest to discover what these modern location factors might be and how and why they are necessary in creating dynamics and regional growth. In doing so, we link the driving forces behind these modern location factors with regional performance and eventually arrive at a concept of a regional lifecycle and its key dynamics. Using data that paint a comprehensive picture of industry and regional development in Germany we try to find empirical evidence for our approach.

Original languageEnglish
Article number906333869
Pages (from-to)1385-1403
Number of pages19
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Volume16
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Keywords

  • STATISTICAL VARIABLES
  • PRINCIPAL COMPONENTS
  • ACADEMIC RESEARCH
  • GROWTH REGIMES
  • ENTREPRENEURSHIP
  • PERFORMANCE
  • INNOVATION
  • CREATIVITY
  • DIVERSITY
  • GEOGRAPHY

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