Document Type : Original Article


Department of Management, Economics and Accounting, Payame Noor University, I.R.of Iran


One of the important issues in regional economic literature is external economies resulting from economic specialisation. Regional economists consider economic specialisation as an effective factor of regional development. Therefore, the present study analyzes the effect of the industry economic specialisation on industrial employment in Golestan Province. To do this, Statistical data of the 12 industrial sub-sectors during 2001 - 2010 applied and investigated the effect of factors affecting the industrial employment including the level of economic specialisation of industries using panel data econometrics model. The findings of the model showed the positive effect of economic specialisation on the industrial employment.


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