The Relation between Distance and Rating
Locational self-preference is a key element in the rating of locational environments, as has repeatedly been shown in this report. With regard to the rating of possible locations in terms of high or low scores, the current location, as a firm characteristic, proves to have a strong influence (Sections 6.2 and 6.3). Also with regard to important aspects of the locational environment, the rating of spatial elements given by local entrepreneurs is generally more positive than that given by entrepreneurs elsewhere, as revealed in Section 7.6. Locational self-preference takes another form too; it shows up in the fact that many entrepreneurs identify the ties with their own region as an independent location factor that plays an important role in the event that their firm should have to relocate (Section 7.5).
KeywordsIndividual Basis Logarithmic Function Firm Characteristic Adjusted Rating Rank List
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