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Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: The case of Kibs in the metropolitan region of Milan
Economics Letters (2013)
  • Roberto Antonietti, University of Padua
  • Giulio Cainelli, University of Padua
  • Claudio Lupi, University of Molise
Abstract

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 nonparametric 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.

Keywords
  • Co-localization,
  • Kibs,
  • Nonparametric methods,
  • Vertical disintegration
Publication Date
2013
Citation Information
Roberto Antonietti, Giulio Cainelli and Claudio Lupi. "Vertical disintegration and spatial co-localization: The case of Kibs in the metropolitan region of Milan" Economics Letters Vol. 118 Iss. 2 (2013)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/claudio_lupi/31/