A Spatial Multilevel Analysis of Italian SMEs Productivity

Davide Piacentino, Giorgio Fazio, Davide Piacentino, Giorgio Fazio

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Abstract

In this paper, we adapt multilevel analysis methods to investigate the spatial variability of SMEs' productivity across the Italian territory, and account for differences in the socio-economic context. Our results suggest that to properly capture the variability of the data, it is important to allow for both spatial mean and slope effects. Social decay has the expected negative impact. However, while this effect is larger on firms with smaller capital intensity, firms with higher capital intensity seem to be less affected by geography. Greater territorial heterogeneity emerges among those firms with lower capital to labour ratios.
Lingua originaleEnglish
pagine (da-a)299-316
Numero di pagine18
RivistaSpatial Economic Analysis
Volume5
Stato di pubblicazionePublished - 2010

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Multilevel Analysis
Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
Spatial Analysis
multi-level analysis
spatial analysis
capital intensity
Productivity
productivity
firm
Spatial Variability
Geography
Slope
labor
Economics
Decay
geography
economics
Business
Small and medium-sized enterprises
Multilevel analysis

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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A Spatial Multilevel Analysis of Italian SMEs Productivity. / Piacentino, Davide; Fazio, Giorgio; Piacentino, Davide; Fazio, Giorgio.

In: Spatial Economic Analysis, Vol. 5, 2010, pag. 299-316.

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Piacentino, Davide ; Fazio, Giorgio ; Piacentino, Davide ; Fazio, Giorgio. / A Spatial Multilevel Analysis of Italian SMEs Productivity. In: Spatial Economic Analysis. 2010 ; Vol. 5. pagg. 299-316.
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