Business centre or bedroom community? The development of employment in small and medium-sized towns

Kaufmann, David; Wittwer, Stefan (2019). Business centre or bedroom community? The development of employment in small and medium-sized towns. Regional studies, 53(10), pp. 1483-1493. Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group 10.1080/00343404.2019.1585529

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This study scrutinizes the development of employment towards business centres or bedroom communities in Swiss small and medium-sized towns (SMSTs). It analyzes an original data set of all 152 SMSTs in Switzerland. Bayesian multilevel and spatial regression techniques examine regional and local explanatory factors affecting the development of employment. Evidence is found for employment growth if an SMST is embedded in a dynamic network, meaning that employment growth in neighbouring cities and towns creates spillover effects for SMSTs. Thus, if local administrations want to influence their employment structure, they are well advised to engage in regional economic policy-making.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

11 Centers of Competence > Center of Comptetence for Public Management (KPM)

UniBE Contributor:

Kaufmann, David and Wittwer, Stefan

Subjects:

300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 350 Public administration & military science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics
700 Arts > 710 Landscaping & area planning

ISSN:

0034-3404

Publisher:

Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group

Language:

English

Submitter:

David Christen

Date Deposited:

07 Jun 2019 10:09

Last Modified:

23 Oct 2019 13:36

Publisher DOI:

10.1080/00343404.2019.1585529

Uncontrolled Keywords:

small and medium-sized towns, employment, regional networks, local autonomy, spatial regression, spillover effects

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.131146

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/131146

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