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The geography of technopoles : computer and electronic product manufacturing by MSA, 2005

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Jason C. Miller (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Keith Debbage

Abstract: "The purpose of this thesis was to examine and better explain the spatial distribution of computer and electronic product manufacturing employment by MSA. It will be argued that the geography of computer and electronic product manufacturing is strongly linked to specific socio-economic variables and particularly Richard Florida's Creative Index score by MSA. The analysis was based on a series of non-parametric Spearman's Rank Correlation Coefficients, which were used to determine if statistically significant relationships existed between the dependent and independent variables. In general, the geographical dispersion of computer and electronic product manufacturing employment has statistically significant relationships with educational attainment, median value of homes, and the percent of a population born outside the United States. However Richard Florida's Creative Index generated the highest correlation coefficient score, when compared to the percentage of the labor force employed in computer and electronic product manufacturing by MSA."--Abstract from author supplied metadata.

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Thesis
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
spatial distribution, computer, electronic, product manufacturing, employment, MSA
Subjects
Computer industry--United States
Electronic industries--United States
Industrial location--United States--Statistics
Economic geography