Bieri, David (2006): Picking a Winner? Evidence from the Non-Manufacturing High-Tech Industry in the Blacksburg MSA.
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Regional scientists have developed numerous concepts and measures of economic diversity and diversification, primarily motivated by the desire to establish a relationship between diversity and economic performance. Rather than striving for a unified theory with a singular measure, this paper argues that economic developers should employ a multi-dimensional framework that combines the comparative advantages of a range of theoretical approaches. The application of locational, agglomerational and risk-reward measures to the non-manufacturing high-tech industry for the Blacksburg MSA in southwestern Virginia reveals specific policy implications and offers lessons for economic policy design.
|Item Type:||MPRA Paper|
|Original Title:||Picking a Winner? Evidence from the Non-Manufacturing High-Tech Industry in the Blacksburg MSA|
|Keywords:||Economic Development; Industry Concentration; Dispersion; Quantitative Measures|
|Subjects:||O - Economic Development, Innovation, Technological Change, and Growth > O1 - Economic Development > O14 - Industrialization ; Manufacturing and Service Industries ; Choice of Technology|
|Depositing User:||David Stephan Bieri|
|Date Deposited:||07. Dec 2006|
|Last Modified:||11. Mar 2015 19:54|