This paper comprises an exploratory study about the mediated influence of a set of location and accessibility attributes along with firm types on office firm closure. We use a proportional hazard modeling approach, examining the probability that an office firm will go out of business in any given year, conditional on it did not go out of business in the years before. Variables include urbanization levels and regional effects; accessibility to airports, train stations, shopping centers and the roadway network; availability of parking facilities and schools; demographic and economic aspects; effects of agglomeration economies; rent price; and the office firm economic activity type. Most of them presented significance on explaining firm closure. Also, interaction effects between covariates and firm types brought better understanding on firm closure patterns regarding urban characteristics. Assessing firm closure is part of a firm demographic approach to firm dynamics. In turn, this is part of a multi agent system to simulate the co-evolution of firm dynamics and changes in activity-travel patterns.
|Title of host publication||12th World Conference on Transport Research, Lisbon, July 2010|
|Publication status||Published - 2010|
|Event||12th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2010), 11-15 July, Lisboa, Portugal - Lisboa, Portugal|
Duration: 11 Jul 2010 → 15 Jul 2010
|Conference||12th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2010), 11-15 July, Lisboa, Portugal|
|Period||11/07/10 → 15/07/10|
|Other||12th World Conference on Transport Research (WCTR 2010)|