(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Technological capability, agglomeration economies and firm location choice

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

JO Y. (1) ; LEE C.-Y. (1) ;
(1) KAIST Business School, Seoul, COREE, REPUBLIQUE DE


This paper examines the technological capability, agglomeration economies and firm location. It founds that for firms with low technological capability knowledge externalities from co-located competitors, or competitive specialization, have a stronger positive effect on their location choice, while for firms with high technological capability knowledge externalities from co-located firms from related and complementary industries, or complementary specialization, more strongly influence their location choice. Furthermore, the differential effect of agglomeration economies between low- and high-capability firms is more pronounced in industries with strong non-legal appropriability, implying that firms can use their location choice as a strategic tool for dealing with the spillovers of tacit knowledge


Article of periodic

published at : Regional studies / ISSN 0034-3404

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

Millesime : 2014, vol. 48, no8 [pp. 1337-1352]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 2 fig., 7 tabl., 1 carte



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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1080/00343404.2012.711946

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