Agglomeration and Firm Performance

  • Fiorenza Belussi
  • Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver

Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Fiorenza Belussi
    Pages 1-7
  3. Agglomerations and Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 9-9
    2. Dirk Fornahl, Nils Grashof, Cathrin Söllner
      Pages 11-24
    3. Rafael Boix, Vittorio Galletto, Fabio Sforzi
      Pages 25-46
    4. Mariachiara Barzotto, Ilaria Mariotti
      Pages 63-79
  4. Agglomerations and Firms’ Performance

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 81-81
    2. Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver, Liney Manjarres-Henríquez, Carles Boronat-Moll
      Pages 83-93
    3. Angel Peiró-Signes, Marival Segarra-Oña, Rohit Verma, Luis Miret-Pastor
      Pages 95-122
    4. Annalisa Caloffi, Luciana Lazzeretti, Silvia Rita Sedita
      Pages 123-137
    5. Jose Antonio Belso-Martinez, Maria Jose Lopez-Sanchez, Rosario Mateu-Garcia
      Pages 189-204
  5. Agglomerations, Turnarounds and Recessions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 205-205
    2. Marco Bellandi, Lisa De Propris, Erica Santini
      Pages 207-221
    3. Giulio Cainelli, Andrea Fracasso, Giuseppe Vittucci Marzetti
      Pages 223-243
    4. Isabel González-Bravo, Santiago M. López, Jesús M. Valdaliso
      Pages 245-262
    5. Giorgio Brunello, Monica Langella
      Pages 263-281
    6. Fiorenza Belussi, Michaela Trippl
      Pages 283-308
  6. Fiorenza Belussi, Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver
    Pages 309-324

About this book


This contributed volume studies and explains the effect that agglomeration exerts on a firm’s innovation and performance. It presents new cases as well as new topics within the agglomeration phenomenon, exploring also their role under the Great Recession. Beyond the analysis of regions or clusters, this volume focuses on firms within agglomerations and captures this phenomenon from different perspectives, contexts and diverse literatures. Specifically, it looks at the question under what circumstances exert generate benefits on firms’ performance, and how those gains are generated and distributed, usually asymmetrically, across agglomerated firms. In this context, the book addresses topics such as networks, collocation, labor mobility, firm’s strategies, innovation, competitiveness and collective actions across a diverse set of literatures, including economic geography, business economics, management, social networks, industrial districts, international business, sociology or industry dynamics.  


Firm Innovation and Performance Asymmetric Gains Collective Efficiencies Economic Clusters Regional Innovation Systems

Editors and affiliations

  • Fiorenza Belussi
    • 1
  • Jose-Luis Hervas-Oliver
    • 2
  1. 1.Dipto. Scienze Economiche, Marco FannoUniversità di PadovaPadovaItaly
  2. 2.ESIC Business and Marketing SchoolMadridSpain

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