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Industrial Concentration Patterns of the European Union
Autori/Curatori: Maria Tsiapa 
Anno di pubblicazione:  2014 Fascicolo: 3  Lingua: Inglese 
Numero pagine:  29 P. 5-33 Dimensione file:  888 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2014-003001
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The analysis of concentration patterns at both the national and the regional levels in the European Union (EU) initially reveals contradictory results of concentration and deconcentration trends. However, these industrial concentration trends in the two spatial dimensions are, in essence, complementary, because further analysis indicates that industrial activities continue to move towards the most dynamic countries but not towards the same powerful regions. This outcome is verified by an econometric approach which, by studying the EU-15 and new EU member states, aims to reveal the characteristics of two deviated productive systems and two different levels of maturity. The empirical analysis shows the existence of a non-monotonic relation between concentration and integration. .

L’analisi dei modelli di concentrazione nell’unione Europea (UE) rivelano, sia a livello nazionale sia a livello regionale, evidenze empiriche contraddittorie nei trend di concentrazione e deconcentrazione. Queste dinamiche, tuttavia, sembrano essere sostanzialmente complementari dal momento che le attività produttive continuano a spostarsi verso i paesi più dinamici ma non verso le stesse regioni dominanti. Questo risultato è verificato tramite un approccio econometrico che, soffermandosi sulla UE15 e sui nuovi stati membri dell’Unione, si propone di individuare le caratteristiche di due distinti sistemi di produzione e due diversi livelli di maturazione. L’analisi empirica mostra l’esistenza di una relazione non monotonica tra concentrazione ed integrazione.
Keywords: Concentrazione industriale, EU-15, nuovi stati membri.
Jel Code: C23, F20, L60.

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