We are grateful to two anonymous referees of this journal, Toshitaka Gokan, and Tomohiro Machikita for their invaluable comments.
SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION: A COMPARISON OF EAST ASIA AND EUROPE
Article first published online: 22 NOV 2011
© 2011 The Authors. The Developing Economies © 2011 Institute of Developing Economies
The Developing Economies
Volume 49, Issue 4, pages 363–381, December 2011
How to Cite
HAYAKAWA, K., JI, Z. and OBASHI, A. (2011), SPATIAL DISTRIBUTION OF INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTION: A COMPARISON OF EAST ASIA AND EUROPE. The Developing Economies, 49: 363–381. doi: 10.1111/j.1746-1049.2011.00143.x
- Issue published online: 22 NOV 2011
- Article first published online: 22 NOV 2011
- First version received September 2009; final version accepted June 2011
- East Asia;
Inspired by the observed contrasting patterns of geographical distribution of the electric machinery industry in East Asia and Europe, this paper conducts an empirical clarification of the difference in spatial relationships in industry sizes among countries within a region by use of spatial econometric techniques. The results indicate that, while the size of the electric machinery industry in a country is positively correlated with that of neighboring countries in East Asia, there is no significant spatial correlation in Europe. Such a difference in spatial interdependence has important implications for economic development in those regions.