KTH/CESIS Working Paper Series in Economics and Institutions of Innovation
Occupational Distribution within Swedish Industries - an identification and market relation analysis
Abstract: This paper sheds new light on the Swedish industry
structure, by defining it through its occupational and educational
structure. It is a merge of all Swedish private firms and all individuals
employed within those firms, aggregated over industry, for the year 2001.
Education is separated from creative occupations, and we also identify
industries with the largest concentration of service and manufacturing
occupations. The growth pattern within the industry segments between 1993
and 2001 is provided, and an examination of the spatial distribution. While
there is a close relation between larger markets and knowledge, creative
and service industries, we can detect a weaker link to the manufacturing
industries. The effect from being located in the main urban area within the
urban region, as well as within one of the three metropolitan regions, is
highly significant for all industries, but relatively weaker for the
manufacturing industry. The results also imply that diversity and
creativity, in terms of the number of establishments, closely relate to the
metropolitan regions. The concentration of activities, in terms of the
number of employees, is more driven by large markets in general.
Keywords: Occupation; Industry; Creativity; Knowledge; Market Size; (follow links to similar papers)
JEL-Codes: J24; R30; (follow links to similar papers)
36 pages, October 13, 2008
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