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Broadband and uneven spatial development: the case of Cardiff City-Region

Jones, Calvin ORCID: and Henderson, Dylan ORCID: 2019. Broadband and uneven spatial development: the case of Cardiff City-Region. Local Economy 34 (3) , pp. 228-247. 10.1177/0269094219841590

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The internet and e-connectivity more generally are increasingly held to be an important element of business success. Evidence however suggests that the productive impacts of such technologies are contingent on factors that include firm size and sector, and human capital. It follows that if companies with these characteristics are unevenly distributed across space, the increasing importance of broadband in economic activity might impact unevenly on economic outcomes across space. We examine the Cardiff City-Region in South Wales, where the distribution of businesses and skills suggests that without policy intervention the roll-out of broadband might further increase economic disparities between the relatively prosperous coastal belt and the poorer post-industrial hinterland.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Business (Including Economics)
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISSN: 0269-0942
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 2 April 2019
Date of Acceptance: 5 March 2019
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 22:29

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