Firm dynamic productivity and economic growth

Noordini Che'Man, Harry Timmermans

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This paper examines the dynamics of firms and their productivity growth in Kuala Lumpur during period 1990 to 2007. Using a dataset of Kuala Lumpur firms, proximity and area analysis are conduct to examine the location of firms within five transportation feature (highways, major roads, rail networks, rail stations, and terminals) and in the CBD area. The result of empirical analyses shows that most of these firms are in Financing, Insurance, Real Estate, Investment and Business Services. We also find that most of the firms are located proximate to major roads, highways and in the CBD area.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, DDSS 2010
EditorsHarry J.P. Timmermans, Bauke de Vries
Place of PublicationEindhoven
PublisherEindhoven University of Technology
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9789068141818
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2010
Event10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, (DDSS2010) - Evoluon, Eindhoven, Netherlands
Duration: 19 Jul 201022 Jul 2010
Conference number: 10


Conference10th International Conference on Design and Decision Support Systems, (DDSS2010)
Abbreviated titleDDSS2010
Other10th International Conference om Design and Decision Support Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, TU/e Eindhoven, 19-22 July 2010


  • Economic growth
  • Firm demography
  • Geographical information system


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