Quotation Essletzbichler, Jürgen and Rigby, David L. 2002. The impact of industry mix, technological change, selection, and plant entry and exit on metropolitan labor productivity in the United States. Urban Geography 23 (3): S. 279-298.


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This paper examines the impact of changes in industry mix, changes in technology, differential plant growth, plant entry and plant exit on metropolitan labor productivity growth between 1963 and 1997. Analysis is based upon unpublished plant-level data from the United States Bureau of the Census. We show that manufacturing productivity varies markedly between metropolitan areas in the United States. The most influential components of productivity growth are technological changes within incumbent plants and changes in industry mix. Significant differences in the relative contributions of these components of productivity change exist across metropolitan areas. Regional differences in rates of plant openings and plant closures also exert considerable impact on metropolitan productivity improvement.

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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Journal article
Journal Urban Geography
Citation Index SSCI
Language English
Title The impact of industry mix, technological change, selection, and plant entry and exit on metropolitan labor productivity in the United States
Volume 23
Number 3
Year 2002
Page from 279
Page to 298
DOI 10.2747/0272-3638.23.3.279

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Essletzbichler, Jürgen (Details)
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Rigby, David L. (University of California Los Angeles, United States/USA)
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Institute for Economic Geography and GIScience IN (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
1807 Economic geography (Details)
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