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Revisiting Marshall's agglomeration economies : technological relatedness and the evolution of the Sheffield metals cluster

Auteur(s) et Affiliation(s)

POTTER, A.
Manchester Enterprise Centre, Manchester Business School, Univ., Manchester, Royaume-Uni
WATTS, H.D.
Dept. of Geography, University of Sheffield, Sheffield, Royaume-Uni


Description :
This article re-examines the mechanisms underlying Alfred Marshall's agglomeration economies in the Sheffield metals cluster wherein he discovered them. First, it shows that highly skilled employees can often be found within plants that have evolved to become specialists in related metals technology. Second, it is found that plants using related metals technology source a greater proportion of their materials and components, by value, from local suppliers within the city-region. The results highlight the importance of technological relatedness to cluster.


Type de document :
Article de périodique

Source :
Regional studies, issn : 0034-3404, 2014, vol. 48, n°. 4, p. 606-623, nombre de pages : 18, Références bibliographiques : 3 p.

Date :
2014

Editeur :
Pays édition : Royaume-Uni, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press

Langue :
Anglais
Droits :
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