Measuring Regional Specialisation

A New Approach

  • Katarzyna Kopczewska
  • Paweł Churski
  • Artur Ochojski
  • Adam Polko

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxi
  2. Artur Ochojski, Adam Polko, Paweł Churski
    Pages 1-68
  3. Paweł Churski, Dagmara Kociuba, Artur Ochojski, Adam Polko
    Pages 267-380
  4. Back Matter
    Pages 381-466

About this book


This book explores statistical models in regional specialization, presenting a brand new measure. It begins by reviewing existing indicators and models of regional specialization before outlining a newly created, spatially embedded model of specialization based on the spatial distribution of firms. It addresses the various applications of the model, and how the model can be used in regional policy.

With its interdisciplinary application, this book should appeal to academics, applied researchers and policy makers as well as newcomers to the field of regional specialisation.


Agglomeration Industry concentration Measures of localization Index of specialization Regionality

Authors and affiliations

  • Katarzyna Kopczewska
    • 1
  • Paweł Churski
    • 2
  • Artur Ochojski
    • 3
  • Adam Polko
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Economic SciencesUniversity of WarsawWarszawaPoland
  2. 2.Institute of Socio-Economic Geography and Spatial ManagementAdam Mickiewicz UniversityPoznańPoland
  3. 3.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Economics in KatowiceKatowicePoland
  4. 4.Faculty of EconomicsUniversity of Economics in KatowiceKatowicePoland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-51504-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-51505-2
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