The Spatial Evolution of the British Automobile Industry: Does Location Matter?

Posted: 22 Jun 2008

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Ron A. Boschma

Utrecht University - Faculty of Geographical Sciences

Rik Wenting

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Date Written: April 2007

Abstract

This article aims to describe and explain the spatial evolution of the automobile sector in Great Britain from an evolutionary perspective. This analysis is based on a unique database of all entries and exits in this sector during the period 1895 1968, collected by the authors. Cox regressions show that spinoff dynamics, agglomeration economies and time of entry have had a significant effect on the survival rate of automobile firms during the period 1895 1968.

Suggested Citation

Boschma, Ron A. and Wenting, Rik, The Spatial Evolution of the British Automobile Industry: Does Location Matter? (April 2007). Industrial and Corporate Change, Vol. 16, Issue 2, pp. 213-238, 2007, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1149214 or http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/icc/dtm004

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Rik Wenting

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