Import : An Analytic and Econometric Study of Regions

by Seydlitz, Josefine

Abstract (Summary)
This is unique study of import is of the greatest importance, since no studies of importacross regions have earlier been performed. Import is a driving force of innovations andtherefore most important for a stable growth. This master thesis is about interregional import,as well as the strong spatial concentration of imports in the Swedish system of network.Five hypothesises are presented in the last section of chapter two. The variables to be usedin the analysis are then divided into two main groups, before empirically tested in differentcombinations of regression models.The main conclusion of this thesis is a significant correlation between import, and the twoindependent variables export and firm R&D, and its result goes in line with the theoreticalframework of this thesis, regional specialisation in import and export nodes
Bibliographical Information:


School:Högskolan i Jönköping

School Location:Sweden

Source Type:Master's Thesis

Keywords:import export r d growth university education regions


Date of Publication:02/15/2008

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