(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

What makes firms leave the neighbourhood?

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)


  • PBL Netherlands Environmental Assessment Agency, The Hague, PAYS-BAS


Using a panel dataset (1999–2006) of actual firm relocations in the Netherlands, the effect of different neighbourhood conditions on firms’ propensity to relocate is estimated. Results show that the relocation decision of consumer services in particular is affected by neighbourhood conditions, while the choice of manufacturing, wholesale and business services firms is affected more by increases in population density. Nevertheless, a higher number of shops, cafes and restaurants and a more attractive physical environment do lower the probability that business services leave the neighbourhood, while manufacturing and wholesale firms are more inclined to leave neighbourhoods when a higher share of consumer services is not in use


Article of periodic

published at : Urban studies / ISSN 0042-0980

Editor : Longman Group, Harlow - ROYAUME-UNI (1964)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 51, no8 [pp. 1613-1633]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 1 fig., 2 tabl.



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