Rafael Boix Domenech

Rafael Boix Domenech
University of Valencia | UV · Departament d'Estructura Econòmica (Economía Aplicada II)

PhD in Economics, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelon

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Introduction
PhD in Economics. Associate Professor at the Departament of Economic Structure, Universitat de València. Fields of interest: Regional and urban economics; external economies and territory; knowledge economy and innovation; industrial districts.
Additional affiliations
October 2012 - present
University of Valencia
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Education
September 1997 - July 2003
Autonomous University of Barcelona
Field of study
  • Economics

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Publications (117)
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Purpose This paper aims to test the existence of the so-called industrial district effect on innovation (iMID effect) in Spain and Italy and to compare the intensity of this effect between both countries. There is previous evidence of this effect for Spain, although, to the best of the authors’ knowledge, it has never been measured for Italy. Desi...
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This chapter analyses the impact of the music industry in Europe. Although the direct and indirect impact of this industry in the European economy is significant, the sector is made up of different activities and companies, which compete and encounter diverse challenges in it. The current situation of these companies and organisations is presented...
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Our first contact with music is almost certainly in our childhood when our parents sing lullabies to us at bedtime. In a community where music is important, these songs are likely to be successfully transmitted from one generation to the next. This is similar to the concept of intangible cultural heritage and how it is transmitted.
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The objective of the teaching innovation project is to introduce the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the teaching of economics and business subjects through gamification using a Trivial Pursuit-style approach.
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This open access book offers an interdisciplinary perspective and presents various case studies on music as ICH, highlighting the importance and functionality of music to stimulating social innovation and entrepreneurship. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) covers the traditions or living expressions proposed by the 2003 Convention for the Safeguar...
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This paper compares the total impact of cultural and creative industries (CCIs) on per capita income of countries, regions and municipalities. We estimate the total effects of CCIs in 78 developed and developing countries in 5 continents, in 275 European regions and in 518 municipalities in the European region of Valencia, using data obtained from...
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The existence of a Mediterranean way of creativity and its effects on regional performance has been discussed in European development strategies. However, there is little evidence supporting that idea. This paper addresses this issue by using data on creative industries for a sample of 276 European regions and the Local Linear Least Squares estimat...
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The aim of this paper is to analyse innovation in the processes undertaken by museums in the conservation and restoration of artworks. Information from 90 conservation and restoration departments from museums in 43 countries was analysed using qualitative comparative analysis. Two theoretical concepts – knowledge bases (analytical, synthetic, symbo...
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The innovation-Marshallian industrial district (iMID) effect defines the existence of dynamic efficiency in the Marshallian industrial district (MID) in the form of a positive innovative differential compared to the average of the national economy. Cross-sectional analyses have proven the existence of the iMID effect. Nevertheless, these findings d...
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This paper studies innovation in the creative industry of art restoration, which is characterised by an intensive use of symbolic knowledge. Using the resource-based view of the firm as a theoretical framework, this study adapts Community Innovation Survey (CIS) methodology to this industry, creating and exploiting a unique dataset from the restora...
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En este trabajo abordamos la medición de las industrias creativas en la ciudad de València y su área metropolitana, así como la interacción entre industrias creativas y ciudadanos en términos de generación de renta y de engagement. Las industrias creativas generan el 5,6% de la ocupación de la ciudad y el 3,9% de la ocupación del resto del área met...
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This paper is the first general study of territorial servitization in Marshallian industrial districts (MIDs). It introduces the novel idea of place-based servitization as a form of territorial servitization, which is then used conceptually to reframe the traditional perspective on MIDs, manufacturing places par excellence. Drawing on comparable qu...
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The I-district effect establishes the existence of dynamic efficiency in Marshallian industrial districts in the form of a positive innovative differential comparing to the average of the economy. The hypothesis has been empirically validated for the case of technological innovation using patent indicators. Empirical research has assumed that all t...
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This work analyses the economic impact of the creative industry in the European Union. The paper quantifies the direct and indirect impacts of the creative industry, concluding that they not only have a direct impact on the employment and the production, but also contributes to the technological progress and long-term development of the European Un...
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Els primers anys del segle XXI han consolidat dues transformacions substancials: i) el canvi d'escala dels sistemes urbans, estructurant-se en megaregions composades de denses xarxes de ciutats interrelacionades (Ross, 2009); ii) i la limitació de les nocions tradicionals de creixement i de desenvolupament sostenible (Constanza et al., 2009) per af...
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This article is aimed at linking industrial district theory with inclusive urban growth strategies. The recent growth model of capitalism is here characterised by two complementary theories: Becattini’s industrial district theory and Piketty’s studies on capital in the twenty-first century. It is argued that an integrated approach consisting of bot...
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Esta investigación analiza el efecto de las industrias de servicios creativos sobre la productividad del trabajo de las regiones de la Unión Europea. Los servicios creativos ofrecen servicios que aumentan la capacidad de una región para generar y combinar nuevas ideas, lo que resulta en un aumento de la producción de innovaciones que elevan la prod...
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The article introduces a critical reflection on the effects that the version of cultural capitalism based on large events and architectural symbols has on the resilience of cities when used as an engine, and not as a complement to the policies of urban transformation. The article introduces as a case of study the so-called ‘Calatrava model’ of the...
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This research analyses the effect of creative service industries on labour productivity of the regions. Creative service industries offer services that increase a region's capacity to generate and combine new ideas, resulting in an increased production of innovations which raise productivity. The paper proposes an analytical framework and compares...
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The aim of this paper is to critically consider how the concept of «in-dustrial district» was born and evolved in the field of regional science. Despite the claim by Isard that the emergence of a spatial dimension in economics was being hampered by Marshall's alleged prioritising of time over space (Isard, 1956), the concept of «localization econom...
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The objective of this paper is to gain an insight into the types of innovation that Spanish firms in arts, heritage and recreation undertook during the period 2006–2011. To achieve this aim we have examined which types of innovation –product, process, marketing and organizational–, have the highest share of the total, and how important organization...
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Are the dynamics of mega-regions sustainable or not? We explore the hypothesis that increasing complexity in mega-regions implies less demands on resources needed to generate organized information, thereby making the systems more efficient and stable. This article aims to identify structural indicators for measuring urban networks at the mega-regio...
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Creative industries are increasingly understood to contribute to localised innovation and dynamism. This paper provides a methodologically consistent comparison of creative industries across France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. We map spatial agglomerations of creative activities showing evidence of urban concentration, which for Britain and Fra...
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The aim of this paper is to provide basic stylized facts about the spatial patterns of location and co-location of clusters of creative industries in Europe. The research proposes a novel methodology for detailing the spatial delimitation of clusters, based on a geo-statistical algorithm and firm-based micro-data. The procedure is applied to a cont...
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The I-district effect establishes the existence of dynamic efficiency in Marshallian industrial districts in the form of a positive innovative differential comparing to the average of the economy. The hypothesis has been empirically validated for the case of technological innovation using patent indicators. Empirical research has assumed that all t...
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El efecto I-distrito establece la existencia de eficiencia dinámica en los distritos industriales marshallianos en la forma de un diferencial positivo de innovaciones respecto al promedio de la economía. La hipótesis ha sido validada empíricamente para el caso de la innovación tecnológica, mediante el uso de indicadores de patentes. Las investigaci...
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The local–global phenomenon literature is fragmented between the fields of international business and economic geography (EG). In the case of the latter, the literature, produced within the global production networks (GPNs) and global value chain frameworks, does not address the central role of firms, especially multinationals which co-locate and c...
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The objective of this paper is to gain an insight into the types of innovatron that Spanish firms in arts, heritage and recreation undertook during the period 200Ç2011. To achieve this aim we have examined which types of innovation - product, process, ma-rketing and organizational-, have the highest share of the total, and how important organizatio...
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The I-district effect establishes the existence of dynamic efficiency in Marshallian industrial districts in the form of a positive innovative differential comparing to the average of the economy. The hypothesis has been empirically validated for the case of technological innovation using patent indicators. Empirical research has assumed that all t...
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The local–global phenomenon literature is fragmented between the fields of international business and economic geography (EG). In the case of the latter, the literature, produced within the global production networks (GPNs) and global value chain frameworks, does not address the central role of firms, especially multinationals which co-locate and c...
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This paper shows the important impact that a specific set of services, those belonging to the creative industries, have on regional economic development and wealth generation. Creative industries are a set of knowledge-based activities focused on the generation of meaning, contents and aesthetic attributes through the use of creativity, skill and t...
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El trabajo revisa críticamente los tópicos de que la economía española es poco innovadora, el mito de la I+D como objetivo básico de las políticas de innovación, y la utilidad de la aproximación basada en sistemas nacionales y regionales de innovación.
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This chapter examines the existence of regional agglomerations of manufacturing, service and creative industries, and the relationship between these industries and the wealth of regions. Through an analysis of 250 European regions, three important conclusions can be inferred from the results obtained in this chapter. The first is that creative indu...
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Metropolitan areas concentrate the main share of population, production and consumption in OECD countries. They are likely to be one of the most important units for economic, social and environmental analysis as well as for the development of policy strategies. However, one of the main problems that occur when adopting metropolitan areas as units o...
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The study shows the important impact that the creative service business exerts on the wealth of European regions. The study disentangles the differences between creative service business and other non-creative service business, and explores how much each type of service business contributes to the wealth of the European regions. Most importantly, t...
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Creative industries and creative employment tend to concentrate around medium and large cities, forming creative local systems. We follow a multidisciplinary approach, based on cultural and creative economics, evolutionary geography and urban economics, in order to analyse the forces behind the clustering of employment in creative industries in a c...
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This paper examines the existence of regional agglomerations of manufacturing, service and creative industries, the relationship between these industries and the wealth of regions and their industrial structure. Through an analysis of 250 European regions, three important conclusions can be inferred from the results obtained in this paper. The firs...
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In 2050, about 75% of the population will be concentrated in urban areas which will grow in size and complexity, evolving into increasingly polycentric and scattered, causing obsolence in the current model of thinking the city. Despite the growing importance of polycentrism, in Spain is still a phenomenon shortly studied and poorly understood. Befo...
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What makes special the geography of the clusters of creative industries (CI)? This paper considers the symbolic knowledge-base and the preference for location in urban spaces observed in those clusters. The study avoids classic research designs based on synthetic knowledge bases and regional-based administrative-constrained design, using instead mi...
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The research tackles the lack of cross-country comparative studies on the geography of creative industries and provides their comparative geography in four European countries: France, Great Britain, Italy and Spain. We use local labour markets as territorial units of analysis and divide creative industries in traditional and non-traditional. This a...
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This chapter examines the existence of regional agglomerations of manufacturing, service and creative industries, and the relationship between these industries and the wealth of regions. Through an analysis of 250 European regions, three important conclusions can be inferred from the results obtained in this chapter. The first is that creative indu...
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La creatividad es la habilidad de generar algo nuevo, de combinar datos, percepciones y materiales para producir cosas nuevas y útiles. El 22% de la población ocupada española forma parte de la llamada «clase creativa» y el 5,7% de la producción española tiene su origen en las «industrias creativas». A pesar de estos datos, los estudios generalista...
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Creativity is the ability to generate something new, merging data, perceptions and matters in order to produce new and useful things. About 22% of the Spanish employees belong to the «creative class» and about 5.7% of the production comes from the «creative industries». Despite these data, the general research focusing on the creative economy in Sp...
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Catalonia is experiencing a crucial transformation of its productive model. The main changes are exemplified by an intense process of substitution of the traditional aspects (low-technology manufacturing base and orientation towards internal markets) for a model of development characterized by the combined importance of creative industries and high...
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Creative industries are highly concentrated forming clusters. One of the main problems for the identification of clusters of creative industries in Europe is the lack of data, constrained in practice to regions (NUTS 2) and influenced by the heterogeneity in the definition of NUTS across countries. This research uses firm-level data geo-referenced...
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The creative economy is a holistic and multidisciplinary concept that deals with the interaction between economics, culture and technology, and centred on the production of creative contents in goods and services. One of the most relevant dimensions of creativity is the territorial one. Despite the emphasis put on the theoretical definition of crea...
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Barcelona compta amb una base productiva orientada cap al mercat extern –tant cap a la resta d’Espanya com cap a la resta d’Europa i del món– que es recolza en una xarxa d’empreses en les quals la dimensió mitjana dels establiments de producció és baixa. Pel que fa al mercat exterior en el seu conjunt, la base d’exportació mostra un superàvit, ja q...
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In 2050, about 75% of the population will be concentrated in urban areas which will grow in size and complexity, evolving into increasingly polycentric and scattered, causing obsolence in the current model of thinking the city. Despite the growing importance of polycentrism, in Spain is still a phenomenon shortly studied and poorly understood. Befo...
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Barcelona compta amb una base productiva orientada cap al mercat extern –tant cap a la resta d’Espanya com cap a la resta d’Europa i del món– que es recolza en una xarxa d’empreses en les quals la dimensió mitjana dels establiments de producció és baixa. Pel que fa al mercat exterior en el seu conjunt, la base d’exportació mostra un superàvit, ja q...
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El presente trabajo presenta la revisión de los mapas de distritos industriales y sistemas productivos locales manufactureros de gran empresa de España siguiendo la nueva metodología ISTAT 2006. El artículo presenta la metodología de identificación de sistemas locales de trabajo, distritos industriales, sistemas productivos locales manufactureros d...
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This contribution presents the revisión of the maps of Marshallian industrial districts and manufacturing local production systems of large firms in Spain, following the new ISTAT 2006 methodology. The article presents the methodology for the identification of local labour markets, industrial districts, manufacturing local production systems of lar...
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The I-district effect hypothesis establishes the existence of highly intense innovation in Marshallian industrial districts due to the presence of external localization economies. However, industrial districts are characterized by specific manufacturing specializations in such a way that this effect could be due to these dominant specializations. T...
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The industrial district is a model of production mainly related to medium and small cities characterised by industrial specialisations in small and medium enter­prises. However, the mapping of the phenomenon in countries like Italy and Spain suggests that industrial districts are also present in rural areas. The objective of this contribution is th...
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Creative industries and creative employment tend to concentrate, forming creative local production systems around medium and large cities. We follow a multidisciplinary approach, based on cultural and creative economics, evolutionary geography, and urban economics, to analyze the forces behind the clustering of the employment in creative industries...
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Deia Richard Florida en el seu llibre Who's your city (2008) que les ciutats i les regions han esdevingut els motors reals del creixement econòmic. Deia també que aquelles ciutats i regions que aconsegueixin desenvolu-par la seva classe creativa i al mateix temps retinguin la seva capacitat de manufacturar tindran una posició privilegiada en la cur...
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La vella Catalunya industrial, que basava la seva hegemonia productiva en la reserva del mercat interior espanyol ha donat pas a un sistema productiu obert d’abast europeu, plenament integrat en els fluxosinternacionals de béns,serveisi factors. Els canvis en la realitat econòmica obliguen a replantejar l’objecte i elmètode amb què analitzemla real...
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BOIX R. and GALLETTO V. Innovation and industrial districts: a first approach to the measurement and determinants of the I-district effect, Regional Studies. The paper analyses an exhaustive database of patents granted in Spain between 2001 and 2006 aggregated in a panel of 806 local labour markets classified by seven typologies of local production...
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During the period between 1996 and 2007, the economic development model of Spain was based on the expansion of a demand driven by the construction sector. This model generated rapid growth although was exclusively based on the use of cheap labour and nil or marginal contributions of capital and total factor productivity. After the general elections...
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Metropolitan areas concentrate the main share of population, production and consumption in OECD countries. They are likely to be the most important units for economic, social and environmental analysis as well as for the development of policy strategies. However, one of the main problems that occur when adopting metropolitan areas as units of analy...
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Creative industries tend to concentrate mainly around large- and medium-sized cities, forming creative local production systems. The text analyses the forces behind clustering of creative industries to provide the first empirical explanation of the determinants of creative employment clustering following a multidisciplinary approach based on cultur...
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The I-district effect hypothesis establishes the existence of highly intense innovation in Marshallian industrial districts due to the presence of external localization economies. However, industrial districts are characterized by specific manufacturing specializations in such a way that this effect could be due to these dominant specializations. T...