Publications

1992
The Role of Production, Market and Employment Linkages in Regionally-Based Industrial Development
D., Felsenstein. 1992. “The Role of Production, Market and Employment Linkages in Regionally-Based Industrial Development”. Tidschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 83 (2):105-119.
1991
D., Felsenstein. 1991.“The New Geography of High Technology Industries in Israel”. Pp. 65-84 in Surkis H., Rap E. and Shachar T. (eds), Changes in the Geography of Israel; Center versus Periphery . Jerusalem: Ministry of Education and Culture (Hebrew).
The Science Park as an Urban Growth Factor in Israel
D., Felsenstein. 1991. “The Science Park as an Urban Growth Factor in Israel”. Horizons in Geography 33-34:73-86 (Hebrew). Publisher's Version
1990
Technological and Locational Factors in Rural Industrialization; A Comparative Investigation
D., Felsenstein, and Bar-El R. 1990.“Technological and Locational Factors in Rural Industrialization; A Comparative Investigation”. Pp. 235-259 in Ciciotti E., Alderman N. and Thwaites A. (eds), Technological Development in a Spatial Context; Theory, Empirical Evidence and Policy. Heidelberg: Springer Verlag. Publisher's Version
Entrepreneurship and Rural Industrialization; Comparing Patterns of Rural and Urban Locational Choice in Israel
R., Bar-El, and Felsenstein D. 1990. “Entrepreneurship and Rural Industrialization; Comparing Patterns of Rural and Urban Locational Choice in Israel”. World Development 18 (2):257-267. Publisher's VersionAbstract

The role of the local entrepreneur in the development of rural industrialization is often overlooked. Based on an empirical survey of entrepreneurs in both urban and rural areas in Israel, this paper shows that the rural setting scores less favorably than the urban for nearly all those locational attributes that would attract industrial development. Consequently, the chances of attracting external initiatives to rural areas would seem slim. Instead, it is argued that a strategy for rural industrial development needs to be based on the mobilization of indigenous entrepreneurial potential for which the rural setting provides a subjective relative advantage.

The Spatial Linkage Patterns of Israeli Firms; Implications for Regionally-Based Industrial Development
D., Felsenstein. 1990. “The Spatial Linkage Patterns of Israeli Firms; Implications for Regionally-Based Industrial Development”. The Economic Quarterly 144:51-64 (Hebrew). Publisher's VersionAbstract

המאמר בודק את דפוסי הקשרים המרחביים שיש למפעלים תעשייתיים בארץ. קשרים אלה באים לידי ביטוי בקשר שיש למפעל עם גורמי ייצור ועם השוק. לדפוסי הקשרים האלה יש השלכות לגבי הפיתוח התעשייתי האזורי, במיוחד באזורים פריפריאליים.
הבדיקה נעשתה על בסיס מדגם של 200 מפעלים מהסקטור העירוני (ערים מרכזיות וערי פיתוח) והכפרי. ההשערה המרכזית היא שלמפעלים בסקטורים שונים קיימים דפוסי קשרים שונים. הגורמים המשפיעים על דפוסי קשרים אלה נגזרים הן מאופי הפעילות התעשייתית של המפעל והן מאופי הסביבה שבו הוא פועל.
הממצאים מצביעים על כך שקיימים הבדלים ברורים בין הסביבות שבהן פועלים המפעלים מהסקטורים המרחביים. לעומת זאת, לאופי הפעילות התעשייתית, כגון רמת התחרותיות והתחכום של התוצר, ישנה השפעה רבה יותר על הנטייה לייצור קשרים מרחביים מקומיים. ההשלכות של ממצאים אלה לגבי הפיתוח התעשייתי באזורים פריפריאליים ומשמעותם לגבי המדיניות התעשייתית-מרחבית הקיימת, נדונים במאמר. 

Technological Change and New Patterns of Industrial Location
R., Bar-El, and Felsenstein D. 1990. “Technological Change and New Patterns of Industrial Location”. Horizons in Geography 28-29:87-98 (Hebrew). Publisher's VersionAbstract

בדיקה מדוקדקת של ההתנהגות המרחבית של מפעלי התעשייה מן הסוגים השונים ואיתור סוגי הפעילויות המסוגלים להתקיים בפריפריה.

1989
D., Felsenstein. 1989. “Generating the Growth Process; The Case of the Development of High Technology Industry in Jerusalem”. City and Region 19-20:105-119.
Measuring the Technological Intensity of the Industrial Branch; A Methodological and Empirical Approach
D., Felsenstein, and Bar-El R. 1989. “Measuring the Technological Intensity of the Industrial Branch; A Methodological and Empirical Approach”. Research Policy 18:239-252. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This paper contends that most definitions of what comprises a “high technology” industry are based on only one defining characteristic. It is argued that an adequate definition needs to be based on a multi-dimensional view of technology and a methodological approach is suggested for classifying industrial sectors into “technological profiles” on the basis of the various aspects of technology that they embody. Based on this methodology, an empirical study based on sub-branches of Israeli industry (at the 3 digit SIC level) is presented. Using cluster analysis and analysis of variance it is shown that the technological profiles have similar industrial, and not just technological, characteristics. The policy implications of these findings point to the need for a definition of “high technology” that caters to the policy needs and objectives for which it is being defined.

Technological Profile and Industrial Structure; Implications for the Development of Sophisticated Industry in Peripheral Areas
R., Bar-El, and Felsenstein D. 1989. “Technological Profile and Industrial Structure; Implications for the Development of Sophisticated Industry in Peripheral Areas”. Regional Studies 23 (3):253-266. Publisher's VersionAbstract

This paper outlines the prospects for the development of sophisticated industry in peripheral and semi-peripheral areas. The debate on this issue usually presents a rigid and bifurcated image of large capital-intensive plants in the periphery and the seemingly unyielding concentration of R&D in central locations. A major claim here is that this image can be softened-up if a more integrative definition of the term ‘technology’ is taken. A methodological approach for assessing the level of technology of the industrial branch is therefore introduced. A multi-dimensional approach is adopted that classifies industries into ‘technological profiles’ based on the different combinations of aspects of technology that they embody. This methodology is applied empirically to a data-set based on sub-branches of Israeli industry at the SIC three-digit level and the main industrial characteristics of the technological profiles are analysed. Having established the industrial consistency of the technological profiles, their spatial behaviour is addressed with a view to identifying those profiles with a tendency to disperse to the national periphery and those with a tendency to concentrate in central areas. Evidence from Israel shows that two types of profile can exist in peripheral areas: operations that use sophisticated production processes and under certain conditions and, at particular scales of activity, small-scale R&D operations not requiring large capital investment. Finally, the industrial characteristics needed to sustain the above process are outlined. In the case of Israel it is shown that those characteristics relating to the inputs (especially quality of labour), rather than those relating to the outputs or spatial linkages of the production process, are likely to act as the main constraints to the development of sophisticated industry in peripheral areas.

1988
R., Bar-El, and Felsenstein D. 1988.“The Role of Entrepreneurship in Rural Industralization; Differing Locational Patterns in Rural and Urban Settings”. Pp. 167-180 in Bar-El R. and Schwartz D. (eds), Issues in Regional Development . Rehovot: Israel Regional Science Association and the Settlement Study Center (Hebrew).
Locational and Organizational Determinants of R&D Employment in High Technology Firms
D, Felsenstein, and Shachar A. 1988. “Locational and Organizational Determinants of R&D Employment in High Technology Firms”. Regional Studies 22 (6):477-486. Publisher's VersionAbstract

A causal model is presented that predicts the relationship between the organizational structure and location of the high technology firm on the one hand and its R&D employment intensity on the other. The organizational structure of the firm is treated in two ways. The intra-organizational (internal) structure of the firm is analysed and found to be significantly and negatively related to the level of R&D employment in the firm. This is contrary to the hypothesisied direction of relationship. Variables representing the inter-organizational environment of the firm however are found to be associated with R&D employment intensity in the manner expected. The results further show that R&D employment intensity is positively associated with metropolitan location unmediated by the effects of firm size. This suggests that small high technology firms due to their “liability of newness” and large firms due to their complex inter-organizational environments are dependent on a metropolitan location.

Spawning the Growth Process in a Non-Central Location; the Case of High Technology Industry in Jerusalem
D., Felsenstein. 1988. “Spawning the Growth Process in a Non-Central Location; the Case of High Technology Industry in Jerusalem”. Tidschrift voor Economische en Sociale Geografie 79 (5):365-375. Publisher's Version
The Technological Intensity of Industrial Sectors in Israel
D., Felsenstein, and Bar-El R. 1988. “The Technological Intensity of Industrial Sectors in Israel”. The Economic Quarterly 137:159-167 (Hebrew). Publisher's VersionAbstract

המאמר הנוכחי מניח כי רוב ההגדרות של המושג תעשייה בעלת "טכנולוגיה גבוהה" מבוססות על מאפיין מגדיר אחד בלבד. אנו טוענים כי הגדרה נאותה חייבת להתבסס על תפיסה רב-ממדית של מושג הטכנולוגיה, ומציגים גישה מתודולוגית לסיווג ענפי תעשייה "לטיפוסים טכנולוגיים" על סמך ההיבטים השונים של הטכנולוגיה שהם מייצגים. בהסתמך על מתודולוגיה זו, אנו מגישים בדיקה אמפירית מבוסס על ענפי-משנה של התעשייה הישראלית (ברמת שלוש ספרות בסווג האחיד של ענפי התעשייה). השימוש בניתוח אשכולות ובניתוח שונות מאפשר לנו להראות כי לפרופילים הטכנולוגיים שהוגדרו יש מאפיינים תעשייתיים, משותפים.

1986
D., Felsenstein, and Shachar A. 1986.“The Creation of Israel's Settlement Map 1948 - 1951”. Pp. 87-96 in Naor M (ed), Immigrants and Transit Camps. Jerusalem: Yad Ben Zvi (Hebrew).

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