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Spatial patterns of production linkages in the context of Europe's small towns: how are rural firms linked to the local economy?


Courtney, Paul Richard; Lepicier, Denis; Schmitt, Bertrand


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Abstract This paper examines the spatial economic behaviour of firms located in and around thirty towns across five European countries. It tests a number of hypotheses regarding the influence of various characteristics on the strength of local economic integration. Findings reveal that the more 'traditional' and less productive rural firms exhibit stronger ties to their locality and the size of the local intermediate goods market influences the extent to which firms source locally. Differences in terms of country, area and town size highlight the importance of local contexts in explaining patterns of spatial economic behaviour.
Klassifikation Wirtschaftspolitik; Raumplanung und Regionalforschung
Freie Schlagwörter Rural development; Rural firms; Local economic integration; Small towns
Sprache Dokument Englisch
Publikationsjahr 2008
Seitenangabe S. 355-374
Zeitschriftentitel Regional Studies, 42 (2008) 3
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00343400701291542
Status Postprint; begutachtet (peer reviewed)
Lizenz PEER Licence Agreement (applicable only to documents from PEER project)