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The impact of aging and technological relatedness on agglomeration externalities: a survival analysis

Frank M.H. Neffke, Martin Henning and Ron Boschma

in Journal of Economic Geography

Volume 12, issue 2, pages 485-517
Published in print March 2012 | ISSN: 1468-2702
Published online March 2011 | e-ISSN: 1468-2710 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jeg/lbr001
The impact of aging and technological relatedness on agglomeration externalities: a survival analysis

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We study localization, urbanization and Jacobs’ externality effects on plant survival in Sweden (1970–2004). We focus on two questions: (i) do agglomeration externalities change with the age of plants? and (ii) what is the role of technological relatedness among local industries? We find that agglomeration externalities affect survival chances of plants. This effect, however, differs between corporate and non-affiliated plants. Furthermore, we find that Jacobs’ externalities benefit only young plants, whereas urbanization externalities harm plants at all ages. Localization externalities are insignificant, while the local presence of technologically related industries substantially increases survival rates of plants.

Keywords: Agglomeration externalities; nursery cities; related industries; Cox regression; Aalen graphs; plant survival; Sweden; R11; C41; O30

Journal Article.  13930 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Technological Change; Research and Development ; Econometric and Statistical Methods; Special Topics ; Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics

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