A comparative analysis of firm co-location behaviour in the Detroit metropolitan area

Elizabeth A. Mack, Kevin Credit, Matthew Suandi

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    Abstract

    Multinational enterprises (MNEs) now exhibit knowledge-seeking behaviours which are critical to maintain or gain a competitive advantage. Emerging work about the interaction between MNEs, space and place also highlights the need for finer scale research to understand the strategy and knowledge exchange of MNEs, which remains limited to this point. To address this need for fine-grained analyses of firm co-location behaviour, this paper uses point-level data to test hypotheses about the co-location behaviour of three types of manufacturing firms in the Detroit metropolitan area. Variations in this behaviour highlight that foreign rather than domestic firms may be the primary source of knowledge spillovers, which speaks to the internationalisation of manufacturing activity in the region over time. New domestic standalone ventures appear to have been crowded out from cluster activities, suggesting a policy opportunity to integrate new standalone ventures into collaborative ventures with other firms in the region.

    LanguageEnglish (US)
    Pages1-18
    Number of pages18
    JournalIndustry and Innovation
    DOIs
    StateAccepted/In press - Jun 7 2017

    Profile

    Comparative analysis
    Co-location
    Metropolitan areas
    Industry
    Multinational enterprises
    Venture
    Internationalization
    Knowledge spillovers
    Knowledge exchange
    Manufacturing firms
    Domestic firms
    Hypothesis test
    Interaction
    Competitive advantage
    Manufacturing
    New ventures

    Keywords

    • clusters
    • Co-location
    • firm location
    • knowledge-spillovers
    • multinational enterprises (MNEs)

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Business, Management and Accounting(all)
    • Management of Technology and Innovation

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    A comparative analysis of firm co-location behaviour in the Detroit metropolitan area. / Mack, Elizabeth A.; Credit, Kevin; Suandi, Matthew.

    In: Industry and Innovation, 07.06.2017, p. 1-18.

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