(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

Document title

Seeking opportunities : international market selection by European engineering consultancies

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

PFLANZ K. (1) ;
(1) Leibniz Institute for Regional Development and Structural Planning, Erkner, ALLEMAGNE


This paper describes and analyses spatial patterns of internationalisation within the engineering consulting sector. By mapping expansion biographies of European engineering consulting firms and conducting dynamic Cox regression models, external factors influencing international market selection are examined. It is shown that current spatial patterns are only partly shaped by the declining importance of cross-national distance. Instead, market seeking motivations and the exploitation of time-critical opportunities appear to be of more significance. Further, changing patterns of market selection are observed


Article of periodic

published at : Tijdschrift voor economische en sociale geografie / ISSN 0040-747X

Editor : Koninklijk Nederlands Aardrijkskundig Genootschap, Amsterdam - PAYS-BAS (1948)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 104, no5 [pp. 556-570]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl.



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