論文

査読有り
2015年9月

On the spatial scale of industrial agglomerations

JOURNAL OF URBAN ECONOMICS
  • Tomoya Mori
  • ,
  • Tony E. Smith

89
開始ページ
1
終了ページ
20
記述言語
英語
掲載種別
研究論文(学術雑誌)
DOI
10.1016/j.jue.2015.01.006
出版者・発行元
ACADEMIC PRESS INC ELSEVIER SCIENCE

Standard approaches to studying industrial agglomeration have been in terms of scalar measures of agglomeration within each industry. But such measures often fail to distinguish spatial scales of agglomeration. In a previous paper, Mori and Smith (2014) proposed a pair of quantitative measures for distinguishing both the scale and degree of industrial agglomeration based on an explicit method for detecting spatial clusters. The first, designated as the global extent of industrial clusters, measures the spatial spread of these clusters in terms of the areal size of their essential containment, defined to be the (convex-solid) region containing the most significant subset of these clusters. The second, designated as the local density of industrial clusters, measures the spatial extent of individual clusters within their essential containment in terms of the areal share of that containment occupied by clusters. The present paper applies this pair of measures to manufacturing industries in Japan, and the results obtained are systematically compared to those of the most prominent scalar measures currently in use. Finally, these measures are shown to support certain predictions of new economic geography models concerning the relationship between shipment distances and spatial scales of agglomeration for individual industries. (C) 2015 Published by Elsevier Inc.

Web of Science ® 被引用回数 : 15

リンク情報
DOI
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jue.2015.01.006
Web of Science
https://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcAuth=JSTA_CEL&SrcApp=J_Gate_JST&DestLinkType=FullRecord&KeyUT=WOS:000362150700001&DestApp=WOS_CPL

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