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  • Agglomeration externalities and 1981-2006 regional growth in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José; Holmes, Mark J.; McCann, Philip; Poot, Jacques (University of Waikato, 2012-06)
    This paper focuses on manufacturing employment growth across the 26 states of Brazil. We employ the Glaeser et al. (1992) approach to identify the role played by knowledge externalities in growth and convergence. To assess ...
  • An analysis of ethnic differences in UK graduate migration behaviour

    Faggian, Alessandra; McCann, Philip; Sheppard, Stephen (Springer-Verlag, 2006)
    In this paper, we analyse the employment–migration behaviour of 13,753 UK university graduates. In particular, we distinguish between five different types of sequential migration behaviour from domicile to higher education ...
  • Beyond ‘the Beamer, the boat and the bach’? A content analysis-based case study of New Zealand innovative firms

    Oxley, Les; Hong, Shangqin; McCann, Philip (University of Waikato, 2013-10)
    In this paper we will use case studies to seek to understand the dynamic innovation processes at the level of the firm and to explain the apparent 'enigma' between New Zealand's recent innovation performance and economic ...
  • A century of the evolution of the urban system in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José; Holmes, Mark J.; McCann, Philip; Poot, Jacques (2011-06)
    In this paper, we study the hitherto unexplored evolution of the size distribution of 185 urban areas in Brazil between 1907 and 2008. We find that the power law parameter of the size distribution of the 100 largest urban ...
  • Classic and spatial shift-share analysis of state-level employment change in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José; Holmes, Mark J.; McCann, Philip; Poot, Jacques (University of Waikato, 2012-07)
    This paper combines classic and spatial shift-share decompositions of 1981 to 2006 employment change across the 27 states of Brazil. The classic shift-share method shows higher employment growth rates for underdeveloped ...

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  • Innovation and Growth: Theoretical Models and Analytical Simulations of Spatial, Clustering and Competition Effects

    Bond-Smith, Steven Craig (University of Waikato, 2014)
    This thesis expands upon endogenous growth theory to incorporate a more detailed understanding of innovation. The similarities in modelling techniques between endogenous growth theory and the New Economic Geography (NEG) ...
  • Selected Econometric Models of Social Capital Formation in New Zealand

    Roskruge, Matthew James (University of Waikato, 2013)
    This thesis examines the factors contributing to the formation of social capital in New Zealand from three distinct angles. Each of these angles concerns a form of geographically referenced investment, either by individuals ...
  • Regional Socio-Economic Transformation in Brazil

    Matlaba, Valente José (University of Waikato, 2012)
    The regional income disparities in Brazil are well-known. Since the 1930s, such income disparities have declined only slightly. This thesis combines traditional economic theory with insights from regional science and ...
  • International Engagement and Performance of New Zealand Firms

    Sanderson, Lynda Margaret (University of Waikato, 2011)
    This thesis examines the determinants and consequences of international engagement by New Zealand firms, with a particular focus on the relationship between international activities and firm performance. The thesis is ...
  • The Economic Impacts of Migrant Maids in Malaysia

    Tan, Peck Leong (University of Waikato, 2011)
    Demand for migrant maids by households in Malaysia has increased rapidly as more married women choose to participate in the workforce. Simple comparisons of households with maids and those without suggest that hiring maids ...