Banning the Bahn: transport infrastructure effects on Austrian cluster firms

Bergman, Edward M. and Maier, Gunther and Lehner, Patrick (2007) Banning the Bahn: transport infrastructure effects on Austrian cluster firms. SRE - Discussion Papers, 2007/05. Institut für Regional- und Umweltwirtschaft, WU Vienna University of Economics and Business, Vienna.


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The adequacy of existing transport infrastructure to four distinct clusters in Austria's key regions is tested by examining the willingness of logistics managers to pay for additional service improvements. Findings show an overall willingness to pay for multiple service improvements; this reveals a general dissatisfaction with current shipping options, regardless of transport mode, where rail mode services ("Bahn") provoke the greatest dissatisfaction. Willingness to pay for improvements generally increases by degrees of regional EU remoteness and relative youth of cluster industries, as hypothesized from Schumpterian assumptions concerning infrastructure innovation.

Item Type: Paper
Keywords: regions / clusters / economic infrastructure / contingent valuation / willingness to pay / transport services / Schumpeterian innovators
Classification Codes: RVK QY 000
Divisions: Departments > Sozioökonomie > Multi-Level Governance and Development
Depositing User: Repository Administrator
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2008 12:42
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2019 00:41


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