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Multinational Firms' Location And The New Economic Geography by Jean-Louis Mucchielli, Thierry Mayer

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By Jean-Louis Mucchielli, Thierry Mayer

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H. Berry (1979), ‘Entropy measure of diversification and corporate growth’, Journal of Industrial Economics, June, 359–69. Johanson, J. E. Vahlne (1977). ‘The internationalisation process of the firm – A model of knowledge development and increasing foreign market commitments’, Journal of International Business Studies, 8, 23–32. Krugman, P. (1991), ‘Increasing returns and economic geography’, Journal of Political Economy, 99 (3), 483–99. Krugman, P. J. Venables (1995), ‘Globalization and the inequality of nations’, Quarterly Journal of Economics, 110, 857–79.

5 lists the most and least geographically concentrated industries. The sectors with the least geographical concentration are ‘Glass’ and ‘Dairy products’. ‘Machinery’, a traditional skill-based industry, is among the most concentrated industries. 5). The overall downward trend in geographical concentration at the matrix level holds generally well at the industry level. 1 shows the distribution of the Relative Entropy across the sample of 67 industries for the years 1987 and 1997. 6. 44 spread of manufacturing activities across all industries, large differences exist across the industries.

Tracing changes over the period 1987–97, shows a trend in the direction of more geographical dispersion of production. This trend towards geographical dispersion is found both within northern and southern Member States, and goes together with a slight shift in production toward southern Member States. A more detailed analysis at the level of the industry reveals important variation across industries. The role of industry-specific characteristics influencing the pattern of geographical dispersion across Member States, provides some deeper insights into the geographical dispersion of industries within the EU.

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