Corporate Mobility & Industrial Migration


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Bade, F.J., Locational behaviour and the mobility of firms in West Germany. Urban-Studies, 1983. 20(3), pp 279-297, 10 figs, 3 tables, 32 refs.

The investigation proceeds from the hypothesis that firms have a strong preference to remain in situ and suggests that in order to explain industrial migration, the conditions necessary to induce a willingness to move have to be considered. Following the discussion of the circumstances under which firms may be willing to move, a sectorally and spatially differentiated analysis is conducted on the basis of data for the period 1964 and 1979."

Brouwer, Aleid ; Mariotti, Ilaria ; van Ommeren, Jos The firm relocation decision: a logit model [full paper in pdf]

Abstract: "... There are indications from former research, that age, size and market are determinants of relocated companies. This paper aims to demonstrate that mobile firms are younger, more export oriented and more rapidly growing. With the use of two theories, Location theory and the theory of Organisational Ecology, it is tried to construct a theoretical background for an age-related bias in the decision to relocate...."

Dijk, Jouke van, Piet Pellenbarg and Paul van Steen, University of Groningen, "Determinants of Firm Migration: An Analysis of Dutch Micro Data," Paper presented at Annual 1998 NorthAmerican Regional Science Meeting [Published?]

Dijk, Jouke van, and Piet H. Pellenbarg, Guest Editors (2000). Guest-edited Special issue - Spatial perspectives on firm demography, Papers in Regional Science, 79, 2, pp.107-219.

Dijk, Jouke van, and Piet H. Pellenbarg (2000). Firm relocation decisions in The Netherlands: an ordered logit approach in Papers in Regional Science, 79, 2, pp.191-219.

Dijk, Jouke van, and Piet H. Pellenbarg (2000). Spatial perspectives on firm demography, Papers in Regional Science pp.107-110.

Swanstrom, T., The effect of state and local taxes on investment: a bibliography. Vance-Bibliographies,-Public-Administration-Series:-Bibliography. 1988. P 2515, 18 pp,

2 page introduction; bibliography contains c.200 references from the period 1955-1988. The entries focus specifically on the effect of state and local taxes; and the literature on industrial migration is cited only if it deals directly with taxes.

TWOMEY, J., "Establishment migration: an analytical framework ( UK)". Environment-and-Planning A. 1986. 18(7), pp 967-979.

The analysis of establishment migration has exhibited only limited progress and has concentrated on approximating movement by a continuous probability process. The paper illustrates the fact that establishment relocation can be more appropriately modelled as a discrete distribution process; it also examines the rationale and performance of a standard unconstrained gravity model applied to industrial migration data in the UK.

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