(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Agglomeration economies and firm R&D efforts : an analysis of China’s electronics and telecommunications industries

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

ZHANG P. (1) ; HE C. (1) ; SUN Y. (2) ;
(1) College of Urban and Environmental Sciences, Peking Univ., Beijing, CHINE
(2) Dept. of Geography, California State Univ., Northridge, ETATS-UNIS


This study conducts empirical analysis to test the role of agglomeration economies in R&D efforts using plant-level data of the electronic and telecommunication equipment manufacturing industry in 2007. Statistical results suggest that both localization and urbanization economies significantly affect firm R&D. Downstream sectors are the major driving force of business R&D. Downstream firms are more likely to generate externalities than upstream ones. Upstream and midstream agglomerations even generate negative externalities due to preemption


Article of periodic

published at : The Annals of regional science / ISSN 0570-1864

Editor : Springer, Berlin - ALLEMAGNE (1967)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 53, no3 [pp. 671-701]

Collation : fig., tabl., cartes



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