This research looks at the spatial agglomeration in the automotive parts industry on a county and ZIP code level. The driving distance between Advance Auto Parts and AutoZone stores is used as a measure of spatial differentiation. The effects of intra and inter-brand competition, density, and infrastructure are examined using a multiple regression analysis. The results provide evidence that common infrastructure leads to agglomeration, however the impact of competition is only evident in selected areas.This research looks at the spatial agglomeration in the automotive parts industry on a county and ZIP code level.
|Title||:||Spatial Competition in the Automotive Parts Industry|
|Author||:||Hristina Maksimova Vodenicharska, University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Department of Economics|