Functional structure of Polish regions in the period 2004-2013 - measurement via HHI index, Florence's coefficient of localization and cluster analysis

Marek Obrębalski , Marek Walesiak


The article addresses the measurement and identification problems covering particular social and economic areas (referred to as functions) in the regions of the country, based on the employment structure analysis and assessment by the sectors of the economy. The Herfindahl-Hirschman index was applied to measure sectoral concentration and Florence’s coefficient of localization to determine regional functional specialization. Finally, cluster analysis was conducted to produce the functional typology of regions.
Author Marek Obrębalski (EMaT / DRE / ZGL)
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- Zakład Gospodarki Lokalnej
, Marek Walesiak (EMaT / DEaCS)
Marek Walesiak,,
- Department of Econometrics and Computer Science
Journal seriesStatistics in Transition. New Series, ISSN 1234-7655, e-ISSN 2450-0291, (B 15 pkt)
Issue year2015
Publication size in sheets0.95
Keywords in Englishregional economy, dominating functions, functional specialization, typology of regions
ASJC Classification1804 Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty; 2613 Statistics and Probability
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)15
Score sourcejournalList
Publication indicators Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper): 2016 = 0.26
Citation count*1 (2020-07-13)
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