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Hak İş Uluslararası Emek ve Toplum Dergisi     Open Access  
Handbook of Environmental Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Harput Araştırmaları Dergisi     Open Access  
Harvard Business Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 828)
Harvard Deusto Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
Hatyai Academic Journal     Open Access  
Health Economics, Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
High Frequency     Hybrid Journal  
Historical Materialism     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
History of Retailing and Consumption     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
HMD Praxis der Wirtschaftsinformatik     Hybrid Journal  
HOLISTICA ? Journal of Business and Public Administration     Open Access  
Homo Oeconomicus     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Horizontes Empresariales     Open Access  
Human Resource Development Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 27)
Humanistic Management Journal     Hybrid Journal  
Humanities and Social Sciences Communications     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
IBT Journal of Business Studies     Open Access  
iBusiness     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ICSES Transactions on Image Processing and Pattern Recognition     Full-text available via subscription  
IdeAs. Idées d'Amérique     Open Access  
Identity     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
Ids Research Reports     Hybrid Journal  
Ids Working Papers     Hybrid Journal  
IEEE Industrial Electronics Magazine     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 123)
IIM Kozhikode Society & Management Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
IISE Transactions on Healthcare Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
IJIBE (International Journal of Islamic Business Ethics)     Open Access  
IMA Journal of Management Mathematics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Indian Journal of Human Development     Hybrid Journal  
Indikator : Jurnal Ilmiah Manajemen & Bisnis     Open Access  
Indonesian Journal of Sustainability Accounting and Management     Open Access  
Industrial and Commercial Training     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
Industrial and Corporate Change     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Industrial Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
Industrial Relations Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 25)
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Information and Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 31)
Information Economics and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Information Systems Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Information Systems Management and Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Information Technology for Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
Informs Journal on Applied Analytics:     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 15)
INMR - Innovation & Management Review     Open Access  
INNOTEC Gestión     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Innovar     Open Access  
Innovation Policy and the Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 7)
Inquietud Empresarial     Open Access  
Insights into Regional Development     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
Integrated Journal of Business and Economics     Open Access  
Intereconomics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
Interfases     Open Access  
International Advances in Economic Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Area Studies Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Business & Economics Research Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
International Business Research     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Entrepreneurship Review     Full-text available via subscription  
International Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
International Humanities and Applied Science Journal     Open Access  
International Journal for Academic Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Academic Research in Business, Arts & Science     Open Access  
International Journal of Accounting & Finance Review     Open Access  
International Journal of Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Advanced Statistics and IT&C for Economics and Life Sciences     Open Access  
International Journal of Advertising     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
International Journal of Applied Business     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Applied Business and Information Systems     Open Access  
International Journal of Applied Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Auditing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Bank Marketing     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Behavioral Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Behavioural Accounting and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Business Administration     Open Access   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Business and Data Analytics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business and Globalisation     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Business and Management     Open Access   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Business and Social Research     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Business Communication     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Business Competition and Growth     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Business Environment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Business Excellence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Business Information Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 14)
International Journal of Business Innovation and Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Business Performance and Supply Chain Modelling     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Business Reflections     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Business Science and Applied Management     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Business, Humanities, Education and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Community Development and Management Studies (IJCDMS)     Open Access  
International Journal of Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Computational Economics and Econometrics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Corporate Social Responsibility     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Corporate Strategy and Social Responsibility     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Critical Infrastructures     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Cross Cultural Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Culture Tourism and Hospitality Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 19)
International Journal of Data Analysis Techniques and Strategies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Decision Support System Technology     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Diplomacy and Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of E-Entrepreneurship and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of East Asian Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Econometrics and Financial Management     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Economic Policy in Emerging Economies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Economic Practices and Theories     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Economics and Business Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Economics, Management and Accounting     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Electronic Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Electronic Commerce     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Electronic Democracy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Electronic Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Emerging Markets     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Employment Studies     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Enterprise Information Systems     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour & Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Entrepreneurial Knowledge     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Entrepreneurship and Innovation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Environment and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 17)
International Journal of Environment, Workplace and Employment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Exergy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Finance & Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 33)
International Journal of Financial Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Forecasting     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 35)
International Journal of Foresight and Innovation Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Global Business and Competitiveness     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 13)
International Journal of Green Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Happiness and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Industrial Organization     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 29)
International Journal of Information and Decision Sciences     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 10)
International Journal of Information Quality     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Systems for Crisis Response and Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Information Technologies and Systems Approach     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Innovation     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Innovation and Regional Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation and Sustainable Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Innovation in the Digital Economy     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Innovation Science     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Innovation Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Innovative Technologies in Economy     Open Access  
International Journal of Intelligent Enterprise     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Intelligent Information and Database Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Intercultural Relations     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Islamic Business and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Studies     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of IT/Business Alignment and Governance     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Logistics Research and Applications : A Leading Journal of Supply Chain Management     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
International Journal of Management and Economics     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Management and Social Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 5)
International Journal of Management Economics and Business     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Management Education     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Management Innovation Systems     Open Access  
International Journal of Management, Economics and Social Sciences     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Managerial Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Manpower     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Markets and Business Systems     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Mass Customisation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Monetary Economics and Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Multicriteria Decision Making     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 8)
International Journal of Multinational Corporation Strategy     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Operational Research     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Organisational Behaviour     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Organisational Design and Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Organizational Analysis     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Organizational and Collective Intelligence     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Process Systems Engineering     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Qualitative Research in Services     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Research in Business and Social Science     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Research, Innovation and Commercialisation     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Selection and Assessment     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Journal of Servant-Leadership     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Six Sigma and Competitive Advantage     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
International Journal of Social and Organizational Dynamics in IT     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Social Economics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 7)
International Journal of Statistics & Economics     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Strategic Business Alliances     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Strategic Decision Sciences     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
International Journal of Strategic Information Technology and Applications     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Strategic Property Management     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Stress Management     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 6)
International Journal of Supply Chain and Operations Resilience     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 3)
International Journal of Sustainable Economy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Synergy and Research     Open Access  
International Journal of System Dynamics Applications     Full-text available via subscription  
International Journal of Systems Science : Operations & Logistics     Hybrid Journal  
International Journal of Technoentrepreneurship     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
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International Journal of Technology Diffusion     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of the Economics of Business     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Training and Development     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 11)
International Journal of Transitions and Innovation Systems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 1)
International Journal of Work Organisation and Emotion     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
International Letters of Social and Humanistic Sciences     Open Access  
International Research Journal of Management Science     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
International Review of Economics & Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 28)
International Review of Finance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
International Scientific and Vocational Studies Journal     Open Access  
InternexT - Revista Eletrônica de Negócios Internacionais da ESPM     Open Access  

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      Abstract: Abstract Since the early years of the 21st century, economists have started to look for the historical roots of current economic outcomes. In this article, we deal with this new approach (called persistence studies), as represented by the 75 articles published in ten leading economics journals since 2001. We outline the key features (issues, period, geographical area of interest, etc.) of these articles and we discuss their citational record, in comparison with the (much more numerous) economic history articles in the same journals. We also explore the affiliation and training of the 121 authors of persistence studies, highlighting the role of some Boston institutions as the cradle of the new approach.
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  • Geographical accessibility to bank branches and its relationship to new
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      Abstract: Abstract The geographical accessibility to banks and its relationship with new firm formation can vary across space due to spatial contexts. With increasing bank branch closures in Sweden, it is even more critical to understand where interventions are needed and at which scale, to implement effective policy. Thus, spatial context is incorporated into the analysis with the use of the multiscale geographically weighted regression (MGWR) model. A two-stage least squares (2SLS) model is employed in which two instrumental variables are utilised to instrument the proximity to the nearest bank branch in 2013. The MGWR results show that the geographical distance to the nearest bank branch has a negative association with new firm formation across all Swedish municipalities. The results also show that the relationship between the geographical distance to bank branches and new formation is not spatially varying across space. A policy implication from the analysis shows it is ideal to focus on the geographical accessibility to bank branches as it would continue to play an important role in the financing of new firms, regardless of the location.
      PubDate: 2022-03-22
       
  • The Affordable Care Act Medicaid expansion and interstate migration in
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      Abstract: Abstract In the wake of the Affordable Care Act, some US states expanded Medicaid eligibility to low-income, working-age adults while others did not. This study investigates whether this divergence induces migration across state borders to obtain Medicaid, especially in border regions of expansion states. It compares border with interior regions’ in-migration in the concerned subgroup before and after the Medicaid expansion in linear probability difference-in-difference and triple difference regression frameworks. Using individual-level data from the American Community Surveys over 2012–2017, this study finds only a statistically significant increase in in-migration to border regions after the expansion in Arkansas. The differing results across states could stem from statistical power issues of the employed regression analysis but might also result from state peculiarities. In Arkansas, the odds of having migrated increase by about 48% in its border regions after the Medicaid expansion compared to before and control regions. If all additional migrants take up Medicaid, the number of Medicaid beneficiaries in these regions increases by approximately 4%. Thus, even if the induced migration is statistically significant, it appears unlikely to impose meaningful fiscal externalities at the regional level.
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  • Distributing the European structural and investment funds from a
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      Abstract: Abstract In order to support economic development across all European Union regions, €351.8 billion –almost a third of the total EU budget– has been set aside for the Cohesion Policy during the 2014–2020 period. The distribution of this budget is made through five main structural and investment funds, after long and difficult negotiations among the EU member states. This paper analyzes the problem of allocating the limited resources of the European Regional Development Fund as a conflicting claims problem. Specifically, we attempt to show how the conflicting claims approach fits this actual problem, and we propose alternative ways of distributing the budget via (i) claims solutions or (ii) the imposition of bounds (guarantees) to each of the regions. By applying this approach we also show that there is a claims solution that performs better than the others by reducing inequality and promoting convergence to a greater degree. It is clear that political bargaining will always be part of the allocation process. However, having an intuitive initial proposal may help politicians to find the best agreement. To that effect, we propose the use of a claims solution as a way to find an initial proposal for future policy changes concerning the allocations of the EU structural funds.
      PubDate: 2021-12-23
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  • The dynamic general nesting spatial econometric model for spatial panels
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      Abstract: Abstract The dynamic general nesting spatial econometric model for spatial panels with common factors is the most advanced model currently available. It accounts for local spatial dependence by means of an endogenous spatial lag, exogenous spatial lags, and a spatial lag in the error term. It accounts for dynamic effects by means of the dependent variable lagged in time, and the dependent variable lagged in both space and time. Finally, it accounts for global cross-sectional dependence by means of cross-sectional averages or principal components with heterogeneous coefficients, which generalizes the traditional controls for time-invariant and spatial-invariant variables by unit-specific and time-specific effects. This paper provides an overview of the main arguments in favor of each of these model components, as well as some potential pitfalls.
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  • Nighttime lights and wealth in very small areas:

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      Abstract: Abstract Nighttime lights observed from satellites are a widely accepted proxy measure for economic development. This is mainly based on cross-country evidence that finds strong correlations between lights and Gross Domestic Product. Yet, the evidence on the correlations at local levels is scarce, and it often relies on randomly sampled survey data. We contribute by enhancing the understanding of the relationship between light and development at local levels. First, we use complete (non-publicly available) census data from Namibia to evaluate the findings based on the randomly sampled Demographic and Health Surveys data. We find that the census data provides a stronger association between light and wealth at local levels. Second, we criticize the practice of aggregating light from buffers around survey cluster locations. Instead, we recommend aggregating data in grid cells, and studying the relationship in different grid sizes. In our study correlations based on grid cells remain significant from a 0.5 degree grid to the smallest 0.0083 degree grid (~1 km2) allowed by the nighttime light data. Third, we supplement the commonly used relative wealth index by using individual asset variables as proxies for the total stock of wealth. The stock variables reveal a significant association between changes in light and wealth which cannot be found using our relative wealth index. Altogether, our results show that nighttime lights provide an even stronger signal of economic development at local levels than the current survey-based results in the literature suggest.
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  • Building a bridge over the valley of death' New pathways for
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      Abstract: Abstract We investigate if a regional policy shift by the federal state government of Saxony in 2007 enhanced the innovation performance of local SMEs compared to similar firms in other East German regions. From the perspective of innovation policy, the policy shift in Saxony is remarkable for its novel approach to overcome the so-called “valley of death” for innovative SMEs, which addresses the difficult transition from a scientific invention to its successful commercial exploitation. While public support to the design and development of market-ready new products and services together with their market launch is typically highly restricted by EU state aid law, Saxony’s novel innovation policy makes use of the EU’s de minimis principle. This principle permits unconditional public funding up to EUR 200,000 over three tax years. While such amounts cannot be expected to provide additional incentives for larger firms, however, de minimis-based funding may be an essential tool to foster innovation activities in SMEs. Our regional benchmarking approach based on micro data from the IAB Establishment Panel shows that micro and small firms in Saxony have become significantly more innovative than similar firms in other East German regions after the introduction of the novel policy in 2007. Our findings suggest that this new pathway to an SME-focused, close-to-the-market innovation policy may be a promising blueprint for EU innovation policy in structurally weak regions.
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  • Sorting in an urban housing market—is there a response to
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      Abstract: Abstract Using Dortmund as a case study we analyse whether rents and housing prices responded to local demographic change in a German city between 2007 and 2016. In a two-step analysis based on a spatial autoregressive hedonic pricing model and a discrete choice model of housing location we find that during the study period as a whole, higher local mortality induced a negative effect on apartment prices and rents. Yet, the neighbourhood effects of local ageing vary across sub-city districts. Most prominently, the study period was characterised by a strong and rising desire to purchase or rent housing in the vicinity of the city centre. Furthermore, prices for owner-occupied apartments and houses increased rapidly in the more well-off southern part of the city and particularly in a previously declining community, where a large-scale urban regeneration and environmental upgrading project has been implemented since 2011. The characteristics of households likely to move to this neighbourhood switched from low to high income.
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      Abstract: Abstract (Former) old industrial regions are a specific kind of lagging regions that suffer from long-term restructuring problems and deindustrialization. They are back in the focus of many researchers as well as media observers, because of the rise of populist parties in many of these regions in North America and Europe. Therefore, new policy options are discussed in the literature. In this paper, we critically discuss the effects of smart specialization as the most recent regional policy strategy in Europe on solving the restructuring problems and deindustrialization in (former) old industrial regions and we illustrate our analysis with a view on the Ruhr in Germany. Since smart specialization focuses on existing endogenous potential and entrepreneurial discovery processes from the region, vested interests in (former) old industrial regions might hinder necessary restructuring. Although potentially path transformation might be fostered in some cases, overall, smart specialization is certainly not a quick fix for solving long-term negative effects of restructuring and deindustrialization in (former) old industrial regions.
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  • Policy options for lagging regions—effects, new approaches and emerging
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      PubDate: 2021-10-01
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  • Simultaneous consideration of spatial heterogeneity and spatial
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      Abstract: Abstract The paper focuses on a simultaneous consideration of both spatial heterogeneity and spatial autocorrelation in the context of European regional innovation activities. A new class of data generating processes, the Mixed Geographically Weighted Regression—Spatial Autoregressive model, is the main instrument of the analysis. We deal with 220 European regions, and the components of the Regional Innovation Scoreboard 2019 are the basis of the analysis. Patent Cooperation Treaty applications are used as a measure of innovation output, and Scientific publications among the top-10% most cited publications worldwide, Research & Development expenditure in the business sector, Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises introducing product or process innovations and Human resources in science and technology are included as innovation inputs. The main research hypothesis is that there are spatial innovation spillovers among the European regions. Changes in innovation inputs in a specific region affect the patent applications not only in this region but these changes might also significantly impact neighbouring regions. At the same time, we assume that the effects of changes in innovation inputs differ across regions, mainly between regions belonging to the top innovators and lagging regions. The results indicate that a spatial differentiation of the model parameters and spatial spillovers matter for innovation output. We detect significant differences between advanced and lagging regions. Therefore, heterogeneous responses to regional policy measures should be considered, and it is necessary to apply a more individual approach to the regional development of innovation activities.
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  • Prerequisites and initial developments for economic specialization in
           lagging regions—A study of specialized villages in Iran

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      Abstract: Abstract Although the literature provides a huge number of studies on specialized regions, such as clusters and industrial districts, most of them concern developed regions. Studies that focus on the initial processes and preconditions for the emergence of economic specialization in lagging regions are rare, and studies of this kind considering a large number of cases not existing. We use the information on 140 villages in lagging rural regions in Iran to examine the initializing processes and preconditions as well as the connection between the two. We find that the conditions that are present in the region affect the potential initial processes and developments that might lead to specialization. Thus, the findings support the application of place-based policies.
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  • Recruitment of scarce competences to rural regions: Policy perspectives

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper studies the perceived difficulty of recruiting scarce competencies to rural regions. Furthermore, the role of policy in facilitating and enhancing recruitment to and better skills matching in rural regions is discussed. Based on a survey targeted to the business sections of Swedish municipalities, the results show that recruitment is perceived to be difficult in both rural and nonrural regions and that the difficulty of recruiting for the right skills results in a lack of skills matching and constitutes an obstacle to growth. Rural regions located close to urban areas can to some extent mitigate these recruitment problems, and their locations pose less of a barrier in recruitment processes compared to those of remotely located rural regions. Which policies can help remedy recruitment problems faced in rural regions' In both rural and nonrural regions, incentives for writing off student debt and relocation support for accompanying persons and tandem recruitment are perceived to be the most promising policies. Rural regions are more receptive to the implementation of such policies. Finally, the need for flexibility and policies that can be adapted to the regional demand for labour are stressed.
      PubDate: 2021-09-15
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  • Correction to: New editors-in-chief and 40th anniversary of RRR

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      PubDate: 2021-07-22
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-021-00153-y
       
  • Determinants of cross-border co-patents: empirical evidence from
           45 European regions

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      Abstract: Abstract Innovation processes are often interactive because the actors involved require complementary knowledge assets. Given the potentially lower institutional proximity (in terms of language, culture and formal regulations) when compared to domestic counterparts, cross-border interactive innovation processes between actors are less likely to occur. However, these processes are important for firms and (cross-border) regions to ensure economic growth and competitiveness in the long term. In addition, cross-border interactive innovation processes provide opportunities to enhance creative potentials through the combination of knowledge generated in different (national) innovation systems. By simultaneously exploring the effects of institutional proximity, technological proximity, spatial distance and European integration, this paper further enriches the literature. Negative binomial gravity models give insight into the reasons for differences in the number of generated co-patents in 45 European cross-border regions. As expected, spatial and technological distance have negative impacts on co-patent activities in all models. Sharing a common official language (i.e., institutional proximity) significantly increases the number of cross-border co-patents ceteris paribus by a factor of 1.83 to 2.49. Further (qualitative) research is, however, necessary to concretely determine the underlying language effects and to isolate these from cultural factors. Surprisingly, the results also reveal that, ceteris paribus, length of EU membership exerts a significant negative effect on co-patenting, whereas belonging to ‘Central and Eastern European Countries’ has a significant positive effect on co-patenting. Consequently, cross-border regions of the founding EU member states are relatively and ceteris paribus less involved in cross-border co-patenting activities than their Eastern European counterparts.
      PubDate: 2021-04-16
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-021-00151-0
       
  • Correction to: Unlocking the black box: A comprehensive meta-analysis
           of the main determinants of within-region income inequality

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      Abstract: A Correction to this paper has been published: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10037-020-00149-0
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-021-00150-1
       
  • The effect of hazard shock and disclosure information on property and land
           prices: a machine-learning assessment in the case of Japan

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      Abstract: Abstract The occurrence of 6.7-magnitude Hokkaido Eastern Iburi Earthquake on 6th September 2018 made local residents in Japan realise the underneath hazardous threat to their own safety and residential dwellings. Japan has faced various natural disasters for a long time, and Government chose to unveil these hazard data in details to the public to raise every one’s alertness. Despite their long-term awareness of hazards, this short-term unexpected event should have impact on local real estate markets. Given the transaction data of properties and lands, this study used machine-learning algorithms to examine whether the unexpected hazard shock (i.e. 2018 Hokkaido Earthquake) or the observed local hazard information in geographic areas (i.e. long-term evaluation of each real estate) would be capitalised into the prices of residential properties and lands in the case of Hokkaido, Japan. It is assumed that the difference in the characteristics of disaster notification would alter individuals’ risk perception and thus the evaluation of properties; compared to uncertain, infrequent occurrence of earthquakes in the unknown future (i.e. beyond the scope of objective estimation), the release of long-term hazardous information (tied to each property or land), which is more perceivable in near future, is more likely to be capitalised into real estate. It is found that housing/land attributes are still the key features to real estate values in Hokkaido. In comparison with short-term unexpected hazard shock (i.e. 2018 Earthquake), the long-term hazard threats are more influential to prices of properties and lands. This is possibly due to people’s awareness of the hazard conditions of local communities while deciding where to reside.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-020-00148-1
       
  • Unlocking the black box: A comprehensive meta-analysis of the main
           determinants of within-region income inequality

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      Abstract: Abstract Regional income inequality is a topic of increasing relevance worldwide that has received considerable scientific attention. However, a clear-cut, comprehensive view has yet to be put forward of the main determinants of regional income inequality. Indeed, the extant empirical literature on the topic has reported differing results. Thus, this study develops a comprehensive meta-analysis using 33 comparable empirical studies spanning 29 years of research, involving 28 main determinants of which the most frequently mentioned were regional development, human capital, manufacturing/industry share, unemployment, financial development, and trade openness. After adjusting for publication bias and heterogeneity in the results reported by the primary studies, we conclude that the not very frequently addressed institutional related determinants (financial development, fiscal policies and public sector size), substantially contribute to reduce within-region income inequality, particularly in lower-income settings. In a smaller extent, human capital and trade openness also mitigate within-region income inequality. Region level of development, urbanization and, in a lesser extent, technological intensity aggravate within-region income inequality.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-020-00149-0
       
  • Does migration depress regional human capital accumulation in the EU’s
           new member states' Theoretical and empirical evidence

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      Abstract: Abstract During the first decade of the present century the countries which accessed the EU were characterised by high GDP growth rates while most of their regions displayed negative net-migration rates. At the same time, the new member states’ human capital endowments were high relative to their GDP levels, creating incentives to emigrate. The present paper takes a detailed look at the interplay of regional human capital endowments and migration. First, by theoretically examining migration’s determinants and second, by testing the corresponding findings via panel econometric regressions for the EU’s new member states’ regions. The results display positive impacts of net-migration on regional human capital growth rates, improving the economic potential of thriving regions but possibly increasing disparities within countries.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-020-00147-2
       
  • Comparing ethnic segregation across cities—measurement issues matter

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      Abstract: Abstract This paper investigates how important measurement issues such as the modifiable areal unit problem (MAUP), random unevenness and spatial autocorrelation affect cross-sectional studies of ethnic segregation. We use geocoded data for German cities to investigate the impact of these measurement problems on the average level of segregation and on the ranking of cities. The findings on the average level of residential segregation turn out to be rather robust. The ranking of cities is, however, sensitive to the assumptions regarding reallocation of population across neighbourhoods that the use of different segregation measures involves. Moreover, the results suggest that standard aspatial approaches tend to underrate the degree of segregation because they ignore the spatial clustering of ethnic groups. In contrast, non-consideration of random unevenness gives rise to a moderate upward bias of the mean segregation level and involves minor changes in the ranking of cities if the minority group is large. However, the importance of random segregation significantly increases as the size of the minority group declines. If the size of specific ethnic groups differs across regions, this may also affect the ranking of regions. Thus, the necessity to properly account for measurement issues increases as segregation analyses become more detailed and consider specific (small) minority groups.
      PubDate: 2021-02-01
      DOI: 10.1007/s10037-020-00145-4
       
 
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