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The rationale of spatial economic top sector policy

Dutch top sector policy is aimed at the economic sectors that are the most important to the international competitive position of the Netherlands, such as the knowledge-intensive and export-oriented sectors. To date, the spatial aspects of this policy are not very elaborate....

What makes firms leave the neighbourhood?

Limited attention has been paid to how neighbourhood conditions affect firm relocation choices. Using a panel dataset (1999-2006) of actual firm relocations in the Netherlands, the effect of different neighbourhood conditions on the firm’s propensity to relocate has been...

The tale of two regions

Metropolitan regions are becoming increasingly important as places to live, work, play and exchange information and culture. While these regions in many parts of the world are growing phenomenally, those in Europe face different challenges: how to retain a high quality of...

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