Simón Sánchez-Moral

Simón Sánchez-Moral
Complutense University of Madrid | UCM · Department of Geography

PhD Geography (2004)
MeRSA Grant (2020). Regional Studies Association

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Introduction
Fields of interest: Urban and regional development: knowledge, innovation, clusters, employment, urban policies
Additional affiliations
April 2017 - January 2022
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
Description
  • Suddirector of Deparment (2018-2022)
March 2010 - February 2017
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Researcher
September 2009 - March 2010
Complutense University of Madrid
Position
  • Associate Professor (Interim)
Education
September 2002 - March 2003
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Operating Research and Applied Statistics
October 1998 - March 2004
Complutense University of Madrid
Field of study
  • Geography

Publications

Publications (92)
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This paper seeks to extend our knowledge of the drivers behind talented workers’ mobility within the Spanish urban system and the patterns they may follow. For this purpose, the stock and flows of creative workers (selected on the basis of either the industry-based or occupational approaches) are studied at different spatial scales while also consi...
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Strategies of attraction and retention of talent are gaining importance in the policy agendas of Spanish old industrial cities. However, since more evidence is needed regarding the effectiveness of these approaches this study begins by analysing the stocks and flows of ‘creative workers’ within the urban system. The inspection of a sample of their...
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Today there is a key question that lurks behind any consideration of Europe and its cities: is this foundation core zone of the modern world-system showing symptoms of dropping out of the contemporary core zone? It certainly appears that in the period of crises since 2008, Europe has been falling behind other major world-regions. Dubbed the “auster...
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The article begins with a critical review of the multiplication of concepts today regarding the interrelationships between knowledge and urban development. An overview is given of complementary perspectives, such as knowledge-based cities, learning cities, intelligent cities and creative cities, as the foundation for the proposal that there are fou...
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Sanchez Moral S. Industrial clusters and new firm creation in the manufacturing sector of Madrid's metropolitan region, Regional Studies. In Madrid, as in other metropolitan regions, the interest in the agglomeration of economic activities, along with the present perspectives of metropolitan competitiveness and the emerging knowledge-based economy,...
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Attracting human capital has been identified as a fundamental factor in regional and urban development. Many studies have focused on large cities, where this type of war for talent has become a common issue when characterising their competitive arena. While the position of former industrial cities has also played a role in the international debate,...
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COVID-19 has affected every aspect of life around the globe. To understand the spread of disease it is essential to record location and place, space and population. This chapter is based in history and the epidemiologist literature reporting the relevant variables. The objective is to determine which variable affects contagion in compact cities suc...
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La consolidación del teletrabajo durante la pandemia ha sido una de las tendencias de cambio más destacables del mercado laboral. Pese a ser una práctica con recorrido en algunas profesiones, su importancia en el momento actual ha puesto de relieve algunos debates relevantes. En primer lugar, la posición más aventajada de los territorios urbanos pa...
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The attraction and retention of knowledge workers are regarded as an opportunity to boost local economies. This research aims to contribute to an understanding of the residential patterns of these workers at an intra-urban level for Madrid. It explores the role of classic location factors versus cultural amenities and lifestyles, in the context of...
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The aim of this research was to study the influence of related variety on the economic performance of Spanish provinces during the international crisis (2009–2013) and the post-crisis period (2014–2018), with the goal of contributing to assess the validity of the skill-relatedness approach. The research is based on labor flows in a sample of more t...
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La atracción y retención de los trabajadores del conocimiento son considerados vectores fundamentales para el desarrollo urbano. Esto explica el interés por comprender las fuerzas que guían la localización de estos trabajadores y las bases del atractivo de las principales ciudades. Esta investigación parte del esquema interpretativo de estudios pre...
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El proyecto MARES de Madrid, liderado por el Ayuntamiento de Madrid (2016-2019), representa una de las iniciativas de innovación social más importantes de la ciudad en los últimos años. MARES desarrolló estrategias de resiliencia urbana y económica en materia de empleo desde el enfoque de la economía social y solidaria en cinco clústeres clave (ali...
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Los capítulos de este libro aportan reflexiones sobre procesos innovadores en algunas ciudades europeas y latinoamericanas. Pero ¿de qué hablamos cuando nos referimos a innovación urbana? Parece que existe cierto consenso en su definición: un proceso que facilita nuevas y más eficientes soluciones para resolver futuros y presentes problemas complej...
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Los mercados de trabajo metropolitanos están recibido una atención creciente, en relación con las profundas transformaciones económicas, sociales y territoriales asociadas a la actual fase de desarrollo del Capitalismo Global. Cabría hablar de tres tipos de transformaciones visibles en las últimas décadas, en relación con la cantidad, contenido y c...
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Different international agendas (OECD, Europe 2020) consider the promotion of knowledge based activities and innovation. The objective of this research is to analyze the strategic role of high technology-intensive industries, knowledge-intensive services and the cultural industries in Madrid. The paper begins by reviewing the approaches to strategi...
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Developing creative and knowledge-intensive economic activities is an objective for many well-established cities and urban regions. We aim to enhance the understanding of that process by focusing on the institutional and local/regional contexts in which the activities take place. We offer a 'thick description' showing the role played by deep struct...
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Las grandes áreas urbanas europeas se enfrentan desde hace décadas a una profunda transformación de su base económica que afecta también a las características de su empleo, sus dinámicas territoriales o su capacidad competitiva en el marco de la globalización capitalista. Al mismo tiempo, la crisis económica, que ha afectado de modo especial a aque...
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La aparición de “escenas culturas” y su significado para las ciudades contemporáneas está recibiendo una creciente atención en los estudios urbanos. Este fenómeno multidimensional se relaciona con la innovación y la creatividad que surgen a partir de la movilización de los recursos culturales y la interacción de los distintos actores y agentes. Com...
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The aim of this article is to analyse the impact of the economic crisis and austerity measures on knowledge-intensive industries in seven large urban areas in Spain. We will attempt to respond to three key questions: How have these activities evolved since the crisis? How have the fiscal austerity measures in force in the Eurozone since 2010 affect...
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The economic crisis has highlighted the imbalances of the Spanish economy. The “smart growth” of European Commission could represent a roadmap for achieving a change of the production model, fostering knowledge and innovation-based economy, with greater returns from the perspective of social and territorial cohesion. This work analyzes the transfor...
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The impact of the economic crisis should act as an incentive to devise less vulnerable economic development models for Spanish cities. This study confirms that the impact of the creative economy, one of the most interesting initiatives in this context, remains very limited. Furthermore, microdata obtained from a sample of one million workers in Spa...
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La Estrategia Europa 2020 puede señalar un rumbo alternativo al desarrollo que ha seguido Madrid en las últimas décadas y cuyas contradicciones y desequilibrios quedan al descubierto con el estallido de la burbuja financiera-inmobiliaria y la actual crisis económica. Desde la reflexividad que supone el planteamiento de la “especialización inteligen...
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Avilés is a medium-sized city in Asturias, the Spanish region hardest hit by industrial crisis since the 1970s. The crisis of the state-owned iron and steel works and subsequent restructuring caused significant job losses, demographic decline and social tension. Since the 1990s, the Spanish Government, with regional and local governments and other...
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Avilés is a medium-sized city in Asturias, the Spanish region hardest hit by industrial crisis since the 1970s. The crisis of the state-owned iron and steel works and subsequent restructuring caused significant job losses, demographic decline and social tension. Since the 1990s, the Spanish Government, with regional and local governments and other...
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Como resultado de un Proyecto UCM de Innovación y Mejora de la Calidad Docente, cuyo objetivo era coordinar la docencia y el aprendizaje de las asignaturas del Módulo de Ordenación del Territorio del Grado en Geografía y Ordenación del Territorio, se ha publicado la primera Guía Docente del Proyecto de Ordenación del Territorio. Esta obra, publica...
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Esta memoria recoge los antecedentes, creación y actividades desarrolladas desde finales de los noventa por el Grupo de Geografía de los Servicios (AGE), integrado por socios procedentes de toda la geografía española del mundo universitario, del CSIC y del medio profesional. Sus principales objetivos son el análisis y la investigación geográfica en...
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Tras tres décadas de retroceso demográfico y severos ajustes sobre el empleo provocados por la reconversión industrial iniciada en los años ochenta, la ciudad de Avilés ofrece síntomas de recuperación. El artículo profundiza en las claves explicativas tanto del declive urbano como del resurgimiento, destacando la aparición de una nueva gobernanza u...
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Desde diferentes perspectivas se confirma la importancia de la formación de clusters innovadores en la economía del conocimiento y su empleo asociado, como fuerzas motrices del desarrollo de ciudades-región, como Madrid, en el contexto de la globalización y la sociedad del conocimiento. En este trabajo, tras contextualizar el comportamiento de la r...
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The knowledge economy is now receiving the most attention, beginning for example with the new Strategy Europe 2020. From the point of view of territorial development, it is referred specifically to the importance of building knowledge cities that, among other features, are based on the concentration of human capital (talent). Through a new statisti...
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La economía del conocimiento recibe actualmente la máxima atención, comenzando por la nueva Estrategia Europa 2020. Desde el punto de vista del desarrollo territorial se alude concretamente a la importancia de la construcción de ciudades del conocimiento que, entre otras características, se fundamentan en la concentración de capital humano (talento...
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Although cities in general terms are growing in Europe, urban decline is also increasing in some regions at specific times. This explains the proliferation of international research initiatives on shrinking cities, such as COST Action (TU0803), which includes this study. The main aim here is to assess the dimensions of the phenomenon in Spain, base...
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En un primer apartado teórico tratamos de dar respuesta a dos cuestiones fundamentales: ¿por qué estudiar la industria? y ¿cómo ha evolucionado la forma de abordar dicho estudio?. Si de la respuesta a la primera de las preguntas surge una suerte de síntesis de las formas de contribución de la industria al crecimiento económico, la segunda aporta un...
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Aviles is a medium-sized city that forms part of the group of shrinking cities existing in Spain -the majority located on the Atlantic Arc- specialising in mining or industrial sectors that are intensive in natural resources and labour, and which suffered as a result of the Fordist production system crisis over the last three decades. Recent change...
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There is nowadays a growing interest in advanced business services (ABS), including financial services, as key forces of urban development in the context of the globalization and the knowledge society. This paper focuses on the “virtuous circle” established between the contribution of ABS to the international positioning of Madrid and the creation...
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Determinadas actividades de servicios avanzados a las empresas y otras relacionadas con la cultura se encuentran en el corazón de la Nueva Econonía. Esta se define, entre otras cosas, por su mayor intensidad en el uso de TIC, la calidad del empleo asociado y una mayor independencia respecto de los ciclos económicos, lo que la hace especialmente int...
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Publicado en el número extraordinario "Diez años de cambios en el mundo, en la Geografía y en las Ciencias Sociales, 1999-2008" de 'Scripta Nova', dedicado al X Coloquio Internacional de Geocrítica, http://www.ub.es/geocrit/menu.htm. [ES] El nuevo empleo industrial puede ser considerado como un indicador privilegiado de las mutaciones socioeconómic...
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The productive restructuration began during the second half of the 70's, inaugurates a new period of Capitalism, frame in which new spatial process coexist with spatial inertia derived from fordist period. In this context, the proliferation of small industrial firms in all western european economies, makes necessary to analyse in depth the industri...
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El repaso de la literatura especializada confirma el interés por el crecimiento la llamada economía del conocimiento en las ciudades, planteándose el reto para la investigación de ahondar en las características de colectivos específicos, como profesionales, científicos o artistas, lo que algunos llaman las “clases creativas” o “talento”. Su presenc...
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Las ciudades viven un período de profundas transformaciones en el que afrontan el reto de aumentar su competitividad económica de una forma compatible con la mejora de la calidad de vida y una mayor sostenibilidad. El objetivo central del libro es analizar e interpretar las dinámicas industriales de este tipo de ciudades, con especial atención a su...
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El artículo aborda una revisión de los principales conceptos que relacionan el desarrollo urbano con el conocimiento y propone la identificación de cuatro componentes para medir su inserción en la sociedad del conocimiento, en función de su estructura económica, capital humano, esfuerzo innovador y conexión a redes digitales. A partir de esa base,...
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The article begins with a review of the concepts regarding the interrelationships between knowledge and urban development, proposing a scheme of four main channels whereby cities join the knowledge society: namely, economic structure, human capital, innovation effort and networking. Upon this basis, Spanish cities are subjected to a comparative ana...
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El nuevo empleo industrial puede ser considerado como un indicador privilegiado de las mutaciones socioeconómicas y espaciales que afectan a ciudades región como Madrid; desde aquellas de carácter estructural en la nueva fase de desarrollo capitalista hasta cambios específicos en el mercado de trabajo o hasta nuevas formas de desigualdad entre terr...
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The new industrial employment can be considered as a privileged indicator of the spatial and socioeconomic mutations that affect to city-regions as Madrid. Since those of structural character in the new phase of capitalist development, to specific changes in the labour market, or new forms of inequality among territories visible to all scales. Thus...
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The dynamism of the metropolis of Madrid and its intense spatial restructuring has been explained by the processes of globalization and technological change. This has generated a discussion about its condition as a global city. This article initially presents the limits of the concept as apparent in the international debate, then immerses itself in...
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The dynamism of the metropolis of Madrid and its intense spatial restructuring has been explained by the processes of globalization and technological change. This has generated a discussion about its condition as a global city. This article initially presents the limits of the concept as apparent in the international debate, then immerses itself in...
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The advanced business services (ABS), including financial services, have contributed to improve the international positioning of Madrid, as the city reinforces its attractiveness for these activities, becoming the principal location in Spain. In the context of current debates concerning the development of transnational corporations (TNCs), this stu...
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El artículo analiza la marcha reciente de los sectores industriales tradicionales en Castilla-La Mancha, especialmente afectados por el aumento de la competencia internacional (Textil y Confección, Calzado, y Madera y Mueble). Se pretende con ello ofrecer una panorámica a escala regional, en la que inscribir los diferentes estudios monográficos sob...
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The article endeavours to provide an approach to the industrial dynamics of mediumsized Spanish cities. In addition to containing a survey of the conventional economic theories on localised industrial growth, the explanation stresses internal keys specific to each city, such as the possible existence of production systems that can activate virtuous...
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The new industrial employment can be considered as a privileged indicator of the spatial and socioeconomic mutations that affect to city-regions as Madrid. Since those of structural character in the new phase of capitalist development, to specific changes in the labour market, or new forms of inequality among territories visible to all scales. Thus...
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Globalización, revolución tecnológica, espacio de flujos, sociedad del conocimiento, son algunos factores que de forma parcial explican las profundas transformaciones urbanas en la actual fase del capitalismo. El fenómeno de crecimiento de los servicios avanzados a las empresas permite relacionar esos procesos generales entre sí y con formaciones u...
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The article endeavours to provide an approach to the industrial dynamics of medium-sized Spanish cities. In addition to containing a survey of the conventional economic theories on localised industrial growth, the explanation stresses internal keys specific to each city, such as the possible existence of production systems that can activate virtuou...