Firm relocation decisions in The Netherlands: An ordered logit approach

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This article explores the determinants of firm migration in The Netherlands. First, based on the existing literature a theoretical framework is developed. Second, based on aggregate data firm relocation processes in The Netherlands are discussed in terms of numbers, sectoral composition, origins and destinations (regions), distance moved and employments effects. In the third part a formal model will be tested using individual data of firms. The relocation decisions of individual firms will be related to firm and location characteristics by means of an ordered logit model. The results indicate that the decision to relocate is mainly determined by fit-tin internal factors and to a lesser extent by site related factors. JEL classification: R30, R12, D21.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-219
Number of pages29
JournalPapers in Regional Science
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr-2000


  • firm migration
  • relocation decisions
  • ordered logit

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