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Spatial or Sectoral Effects? The Growth of the Average Firm Size in Italy
Author/s: Giuseppe Espa, Danila Filipponi, Diego Giuliani, Davide Piacentino 
Year:  2015 Issue: Language: English 
Pages:  25 Pg. 41-65 FullText PDF:  599 KB
DOI:  10.3280/SCRE2015-001003
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Using a recent version of the spatial shift-share, we decompose in this article the change of the average firm size in the Italian provinces into components of spatial (regional and neighboring level) and sectoral nature. The analysis, carried out with reference to the period 2004-2009, points out relevant differences in relation to which size class is taken into account. In particular, it emerges an evident divide North-South in the provincial distribution of the spatial and sectoral effects when we consider the micro-firms (1-10 employees), while the geography seems to be more complex for the small-firms (11-50 employees). Keywords: firm size; spatial shift-share; Italian provinces.
Keywords: Dimensione delle imprese; shift-share spaziale; province italiane.
Jel Code: C21; L25; R12

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Giuseppe Espa, Danila Filipponi, Diego Giuliani, Davide Piacentino, Spatial or Sectoral Effects? The Growth of the Average Firm Size in Italy in "SCIENZE REGIONALI " 1/2015, pp. 41-65, DOI:10.3280/SCRE2015-001003


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