Spatial location patterns of Spanish manufacturing firms

  title={Spatial location patterns of Spanish manufacturing firms},
  author={Jos{\'e} M. Albert and Marta R. Casanova and Vicente Orts},
In this paper, we evaluate the spatial location patterns of Spanish manufacturing firms in each industry. We use a distance-based method, Ripley’s K function, which allows us to treat space as continuous. With ‘complete spatial randomness’ as benchmark, every sector presents significant concentration whatever the distance considered. If we use the locations of all manufacturing firms as benchmark, we find dispersion in some sectors and concentration in others, finding also differences in the… CONTINUE READING

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