Urban Location Preferences of Entrepreneurs

  • Piet Rietveld
  • Frank Bruinsma
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)

Abstract

In locational studies much interest is focused on empirical research on the location behaviour of firms at the regional or urban level of spatial aggregation. In general, two approaches are used: revealed preference models and stated preference models. An example of revealed preference models are regional location models. These models attempt to explain the investment level of firms or the development in employment by a number of regional locational factors such as agglomeration effects, labour costs, investment subsidies, sectoral structure, accessibility of markets etc. See, for instance Chapter 7, section 4 or Mills and Carlino (1989).

Keywords

Migration Agglomeration Plague 

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin · Heidelberg 1998

Authors and Affiliations

  • Piet Rietveld
    • 1
  • Frank Bruinsma
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of EconomicsVrije UniversiteitAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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