(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Revisiting Marshall's agglomeration economies : technological relatedness and the evolution of the Sheffield metals cluster

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

POTTER A. (1) ; WATTS H.D. (2) ;
(1) Manchester Enterprise Centre, Manchester Business School, Univ., Manchester, ROYAUME-UNI
(2) Dept. of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, ROYAUME-UNI


This article re-examines the mechanisms underlying Alfred Marshall's agglomeration economies in the Sheffield metals cluster wherein he discovered them. First, it shows that highly skilled employees can often be found within plants that have evolved to become specialists in related metals technology. Second, it is found that plants using related metals technology source a greater proportion of their materials and components, by value, from local suppliers within the city-region. The results highlight the importance of technological relatedness to cluster


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

Editor : Cambridge University Press, Cambridge - ROYAUME-UNI (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no4 [pp. 606-623]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 6 tabl.



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