Reference : Firm productivity and territorial resources: Evidence from Wallonia (Belgium)
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Social & behavioral sciences, psychology : Human geography & demography
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/235639
Firm productivity and territorial resources: Evidence from Wallonia (Belgium)
English
[fr] Performance des entreprises et ressources territoriales : Quelle relation en Wallonie (Belgique) ?
Wilmotte, Pierre-François mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géographie > Service de géographie économique (ECOGEO) >]
Dejardin, Marcus mailto [Université de Namur - UNamur > Département des sciences économiques > Centre de Recherches en Économie Régionale et Politique Économique - CERPE > >]
Van Caillie, Didier mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > HEC Liège : UER > Diagnostic et contrôle de l'entreprise >]
Reginster, Isabelle mailto [Institut Wallon de l'Evaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique - IWEPS > Direction de la Recherche et de l'Evaluation - DRE > > >]
Halleux, Jean-Marie mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Département de géographie > Service de géographie économique (ECOGEO) >]
17-May-2019
Yes
No
International
7th EUGEO Congress
du 15 au 18 mai 2019
NUI Galway
Galway
Irlande
[en] Agglomeration economies ; Labour market ; Infrastructures ; Firm performance ; Accessibility ; Performance des entreprises ; Accessibilité
[fr] Economies d'agglomération ; Marché du travail ; Infrastructures
[en] The aim of our presentation is to expose some territorial evidence from a model explaining the firm productivity in Wallonia, the Southern region of Belgium. This model is a part of our PhD-thesis project aiming to estimate the impact of the territorial resources on the firm performance in Wallonia. Like many other European regions, Wallonia faces up to some challenges related to the regional development: firm location is largely structured by agglomeration economies, generating some economic disparities across the region, but public policies in the regional development field are more focused on infrastructure and inexpensive land supply for some decades (Gouvernement wallon, 2014; Vandermeer, 2016; Wilmotte & Halleux, 2018).
We have developed an econometric model in order to explain the productivity of Walloon SMEs by the intern feature of the firm provided thanks to accounting data and by the access to the territorial resources. By territorial resources, we mean the specific features of the territories that affect the ability of companies to develop their business. Our model illustrates the impact of several territorial resources with a multi-scale effects: the importance of location at European market scale, the effect of proximity to the first-rank cities (and not to the second-rank cities in the Walloon study case) et the lower impact of local infrastructures for the firm productivity. These results provide some contributions to the debate for regional development with the key role of agglomeration economies for the SMEs performance.
Lepur : Centre de Recherche sur la Ville, le Territoire et le Milieu rural ; Sphères - SPHERES
Institut Wallon de l'Evaluation, de la Prospective et de la Statistique - IWEPS
Performance des entreprises et ressources territoriales multi-échelles en Wallonie
Researchers
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/235639

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