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Beyond Economic Base Theory: The Role of the Residential Economy in Attracting Income to Swiss Regions
Résumé Regional development theories are mainly focused on export-based activities to explain regional competitiveness. The increasing mobility of workers and residents leads to a reconsideration of this approach. Residential economy has become a strategic issue to generate incomes within regions. With this view, the paper analyses the link between economic activities and incomes from workers and annuitants residents. A spatial typology breakdown is compiled for Swiss regions using a hierarchical cluster analysis (HCA). Empirical results highlight various regional development profiles. Conversely to export-based theories, regions with higher income are those with strong residential economy, thus opening new avenues for local governance.
   
Mots-clés Regional development, Residential economy, Export-based economy,
Regional income, Switzerland
   
Citation Segessemann, A., & Crevoisier, O. (2015). Beyond Economic Base Theory: The Role of the Residential Economy in Attracting Income to Swiss Regions. Regional Studies, ahead of print, 1-16.
   
Type Article de périodique (Anglais)
Date de publication 8-4-2015
Nom du périodique Regional Studies
Volume ahead of print
Pages 1-16
URL http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/00343404.2015...
Liée au projet L'économie résidentielle en Suisse: identification et mis...