This paper explores the relation between vertical disintegration and the co-localization of knowledge intensive business service (Kibs) firms in the metropolitan region of Milan, using micro-geographic data and nonparamet- ric methods. Our main results are that: (i) compared to other manufacturing and service industries, Kibs firms show a “natural tendency” to cluster; (ii) this tendency increases with the degree of vertical disintegration of Kibs firms.
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.econlet.2012.11.031|
|Codice identificativo ISI:||WOS:000314674500031|
|Codice identificativo Scopus:||2-s2.0-84871459568|
|Titolo:||Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: The case of Kibs in the metropolitan region of Milan|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|