2007-06-17

The spatial evolution of the British automobile industry: Does location matter?
Ron A. Boschma; Rik Wenting
Industrial and Corporate Change 2007 16(2)

This article aims to describe and explain the spatial evolution of the automobile sector in Great Britain from an evolutionary perspective. This analysis is based on a unique database of all entries and exits in this sector during the period 1895–1968, collected by the authors. Cox regressions show that spinoff dynamics, agglomeration economies and time of entry have had a significant effect on the survival rate of automobile firms during the period 1895–1968.

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