Spatial Organization of Firms: Internal and External Agglomeration Economies and Location Choices through the Value Chain

@inproceedings{Alcacer2012SpatialOO,
  title={Spatial Organization of Firms: Internal and External Agglomeration Economies and Location Choices through the Value Chain},
  author={Juan Alcacer and Mercedes Delgado},
  year={2012}
}
We explore the impact of geographically bounded intra-firm spillovers (internal agglomeration economies) and geographically bounded inter-firm spillovers (external agglomeration economies) on firms’ location strategies. Using data from the Census Bureau’s Longitudinal Business Database and the U.S. Cluster Mapping Project, we analyze organic expansions of biopharmaceutical firms (by both new establishments and employment increase in existing establishments) in the U.S. in 1993–2005. We consider… CONTINUE READING

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