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Research project: Industrial Ecosystems

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Industrial ecology is a multidisciplinary field that draws an analogy between biological ecosystems and the web of relationships between firms, industries, people, environment and governance structures in the economy.

Industrial ecology is a multidisciplinary field that draws an analogy between biological ecosystems and the web of relationships between firms, industries, people, environment and governance structures in the economy. We created a model of trade and service interactions in an industrial district, and then extended it to investigate the effect of mutualistic and competitive interactions on the behaviour of Marshallian and hub-and-spoke industrial districts.

© Christopher Knight

Publications

C.J.K. Knight, A.S. Penn and R.B. Hoyle [2014] Comparing the effects of mutualism and competition on industrial districts, Physica A 416, 541-557, doi: 10.1016/j.physa.2014.09.001 Postprint

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