Accessibility and location decisions in a peripheral region of Europe - a logit analysis.

McQuaid, Ronald W, Leitham, Scott and Nelson, John D (1996) Accessibility and location decisions in a peripheral region of Europe - a logit analysis. Regional Studies, 30 (6). pp. 579-588. ISSN 0034 3404

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Accessibility and location decisions in a peripheral region of Europe: a logit analysis, Reg. Studies 30, 579--588. This paper analyses the links between accessibility to markets and factors of production and firms' location decisions in a peripheral region. Following a brief discussion of the European Union policy context, logit analysis involving binary response variables and categorical explanatory variables is used to analyse data from a survey of 939 firms in Strathclyde, a region on the geographical periphery of the European Union. A series of models are established which indicate that there are significant differences in the influence of different forms of accessibility on the location decisions of different types of firm. Accessibility to staff is relatively important for large firms, accessibility to suppliers important for inward investors and accessibility to markets is important for firms in larger premises and those in the central city. Policy implications for investment in transport infrastructure and local economic development policies are considered

Item Type: Article
Print ISSN: 0034 3404
Electronic ISSN: 1360 0591
Uncontrolled Keywords: Accessibility; location; peripheral regions; European Union policy; transport infrastructure; regional economic develpoment;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Edinburgh Napier University, Employment Research Institute
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 300 Social sciences > 330 Economics > 331 Labor economics
Library of Congress Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Item ID: 4411
Depositing User: Mrs Lyn Gibson
Date Deposited: 18 May 2011 13:33
Last Modified: 13 Oct 2014 14:24

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