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  • Are urban agglomerations a better breeding place for product innovation? 

    Budil-Nadvornikova, Hana; Brouwer, Erik (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 1997)
    Compared to firms in rural regions, firms in urban agglomerations of the Netherlands dedicate a higher share of their R and D to product development. In our Hurdle Count Data estimate of determinants of new product ...
  • Death of distance and agglomeration forces of firms in the urban e-economy : an artificial intelligence approach using rough set analysis 

    Nijkamp, Peter; Geenhuizen, Marina van (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2005)
    The present study addresses the relevance of geographic proximity for companies in our age of advanced ICT. Many visions of, and speculations on, an increased footlooseness of companies and a concomitant dispersal of ...
  • Does Land Use Planning shape Regional Economies? 

    Vermeulen, Wouter; Ommeren, Jos van (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-01-15)
    Why has job growth over the past decades been weaker in the Dutch Randstad area than in surrounding regions? In a simultaneous equations analysis, we find that employment adjusts to the regional supply of labour. Net ...
  • Drivers of entrepreneurial location as an innovative act 

    Nijkamp, Peter; Ommeren, Jos van (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2004)
    This paper regards locational choice as an entrepreneurial act and seeks to identify the drivers of locational choice of SME finns. Based on a recent database on Dutch entrepreneurs, factoranalytic methods are deployed to ...
  • The Entrepreneurial Ladder and its Determinants 

    Zwan, Peter van der; Thurik, Roy; Grilo, Isabel (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2006-11-22)
    We test a new model where the entrepreneurial decision is described as a process of successive engagement levels, i.e., as an entrepreneurial ladder. Five levels are distinguished using nearly 12,000 observations from the ...
  • Geographical Distribution of Unemployment: An Analysis of Provincial Differences in Italy 

    Cracolici, Maria Francesca; Cuffaro, Miranda; Nijkamp, Peter (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-08-28)
    Unemployment rates appear to vary widely at a subregional (e.g., local or provincial) level. Using spatial econometric models for spatial autocorrelation, this paper focuses attention on the spatial structure of regional ...
  • ICT and the location of call centres: regional and local patterns 

    Bruinsma, Frank; Rietveld, Piet; Beekman, Michiel (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, 2004)
    One of the sectors that gained most of the boost in ICT developments is the call centres sector. The focus in this paper is on spatial diffusion patterns of call centres in the Netherlands. The number of call centres ...
  • Methodology and application of sustainable environment concepts for the built environment 

    Artuso, Luisa; Nijkamp, Peter (Amsterdam. Vrije Universiteit, 1995)
    The paper takes for granted that urban areas - and hence the built environment - may play a catalytic role for effective environmental policy. This position is based on the fact that most residential, production and ...
  • The Spatial Distribution of Economic Activities in Italy 

    Dominicis, Laura de; Arbia, Giuseppe; Groot, Henri L.F. de (Amsterdam : Tinbergen Institute, 2007-12-03)
    Existing indices measuring the spatial distribution of economic activity such as the Krugman Specialisation Index, the Hirschmann-Herfindahl index and the Ellison-Glaeser index typically do not take into account the spatial ...