Tracing Regional Patterns of Industrial Specialization Trends in Sweden

Ohlsson L (1979). Tracing Regional Patterns of Industrial Specialization Trends in Sweden. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-79-033

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Abstract

The analysis of the development of regional industrial specialization can seek to emphasize determinants which are specific to each individual region or those which are common to all regions. These two approaches may not, however, differ only with regard to explanatory variables, but also methodologically.

This study searches for determinants common to all or several regions in Sweden during a period of significant changes in its international specialization. The development of Sweden's three metropolitan regions is emphasized along with the development of areas in which an active regional industrial policy has been pursued. The analysis introduces a conceptual framework useful for the study of specialization trends in the "footloose" industry sector and some basic hypotheses. A regression analysis of these hypotheses is undertaken starting from a set of identities which establish some regional interdependencies in the commodity markets.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Human Settlements and Services Area (HSS)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:46
Last Modified: 15 Aug 2016 10:57
URI: http://pure.iiasa.ac.at/1150

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