Research problem: Detecting clusters of activity in Catalonia. Jenifer Ruiz-Valenzuela. Regional Quantitative Analysis Research Group. Institut d’Economia Aplicada Regional i Pública. 1. Motivation and objectives. Enlargement of the EU to the Central and Eastern European Countries,
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Research problem: Detecting clusters of activity in Catalonia
Regional Quantitative Analysis Research Group
Institut d’Economia Aplicada
Regional i Pública
reinforcement of the relocation processes of industries from west to east.
Delimitate those areas that could be more affected by relocation processes of high risk delocalization sectors in Catalonia
What fraction represents Catalonia in Spain in terms of…
Source: INE, 2001
Total employment in sector j
Employment in sector j and LLS i
Total employment in LLS i
Total employment in Catalonia
>1: LLS i is more specialized in industry j than Catalonia
2. Using the LISA cluster map: select the significant high-high values!
BUT: Significant HH values do not correspond with those areas with a higher location quotient!
Is there any other technique in the Exploratory Spatial Data Analysis to detect the particular areas that form a cluster of activity???