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Agglomeration, urbanization and competitive performance: the natural experiment of English football
Jones, Calvin; Jordan, Declan
There are sound theoretical and empirical bases for expecting productivity and innovative benefits for businesses located in large urban areas, and for those located closer to others in the same or related industries. However, the size and precise origin of these effects remain uncertain and complicated by potential endogeneity from businesses’ location choice. English football is proposed as a natural experiment with immobile businesses and evidence is presented from the English Premier League (EPL) that suggests urban scale affects clubs’ relative performance. It is found that teams in larger conurbations perform relatively better, and it is suggested these benefits probably originate from the sport’s novel labour market.
Keyword(s): Urbanization; Agglomeration; Business performance; Sport
Publication Date:
2019
Type: Journal article
Peer-Reviewed: Yes
Language(s): English
Institution: University College Cork
Citation(s): Jones, C. and Jordan, D. (2019) 'Agglomeration, urbanization and competitive performance: the natural experiment of English football', Regional Studies, Regional Science, 6(1), pp. 420-438. DOI: 10.1080/21681376.2019.1647794
Publisher(s): Taylor & Francis
File Format(s): application/pdf
Related Link(s): https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/21681376.2019.1647794?scroll=top&needAccess=true
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