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Bank size or distance: what hampers innovation adoption by SMEs?

Pietro Alessandrini, Andrea F. Presbitero and Alberto Zazzaro.

in Journal of Economic Geography

November 2010; p ublished online December 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development; Mergers and Acquisitions; Regional Government Analysis; Banking. 17437 words.

A growing body of research is focusing on banking organizational issues, emphasizing the difficulties encountered by the hierarchically organized banks in lending informationally opaque...

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Competitive low-tech manufacturing and challenges for regional policy in the European context—lessons from the Danish experience

Teis Hansen and Lars Winther.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Technological Change; Research and Development; Regional Government Analysis. 11530 words.

Today, low-tech firms in high-wage countries are focusing on increasing investments in highly skilled labour and advanced machinery, incremental innovation and high value-added niches....

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Cultural districts and the challenge of authenticity: the case of Piedmont, Italy

Lorenzo Mizzau and Fabrizio Montanari.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2008; p ublished online July 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Economic Sociology; Regional Government Analysis; Services. 11108 words.

Despite the globalizing nature of contemporary cultural artefacts, in many cases creativity seems to be still very much grounded in local geographic, social and economic contexts. In...

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The energy sector in Scotland’s future

Gordon Hughes.

in Oxford Review of Economic Policy

January 2014; p ublished online August 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Primary Products; Energy Economics; Industry Studies; Regional Government Analysis. 9962 words.

The energy sector accounts for 15–20 per cent of Scottish GDP. It is highly capital-intensive and maintaining production, especially of oil and gas, will absorb a large share of business...

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Getting there fast: globalization, intercontinental flights and location of headquarters

Germà Bel and Xavier Fageda.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2008; p ublished online May 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Transport; Regional Government Analysis. 10288 words.

This article examines the determinants of the location of large firms’ headquarters across a rich sample of European urban areas, focusing on the availability of non-stop intercontinental...

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Global banking and local markets: a national perspective

Pietro Alessandrini, Andrea F. Presbitero and Alberto Zazzaro.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2009; p ublished online April 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Mergers and Acquisitions; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Banking; Regional Government Analysis. 10094 words.

In the early 1990s, a widely shared opinion among scholars and practitioners was that the importance of physical proximity between banks and borrowers would be doomed to decrease...

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High growth firms, jobs and peripheral regions: the case of Scotland

Colin Mason, Ross Brown, Mark Hart and Michael Anyadike-Danes.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

July 2015; p ublished online February 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics; Regional Government Analysis. 8981 words.

Enterprise policy is increasingly favouring support for high growth firms (HGFs). However, this may be less effective in promoting new jobs and economic development in peripheral regions....

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Improved Prospects for Rural Development: An Industrial Targeting System for the Great Plains

John C. Leatherman, Donald J. Howard and Terry L. Kastens.

in Applied Economic Perspectives and Policy

January 2002; p ublished online January 2002 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Regulation and Industrial Policy; Regional Government Analysis. 0 words.

This research introduces an industrial targeting system intended to improve local decision making related to selection of targets for business recruitment. The Plains Economic Targeting...

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Location decisions of large firms: analyzing the procurement of infrastructure services

Atif Ansar.

in Journal of Economic Geography

September 2013; p ublished online November 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Housing Markets, Production Analysis, and Business Location; Regional Government Analysis; Transportation Systems; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 9640 words.

How do large companies buy infrastructure (e.g. electricity, gas or rail)? Mainstream economics literature proposes that in the absence of an intermediating government, the bargaining power...

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Manufacturing reshoring and its limits: the UK automotive case

David Bailey and Lisa De Propris.

in Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society

November 2014; p ublished online September 2014 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behaviour; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Regional Government Analysis. 9918 words.

This paper explores the meaning of reshoring and its drivers in the case of UK manufacturing and in particular its automotive sector. Drawing on interviews, policy reviews and a range of...

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