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Do Industries Matter?

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This paper poses the question 'Do Industries Matter?' in order to shed light on what observation-based Industry Studies researchers can offer empirical economists using large-scale datasets. I argue that industries matter from three distinct perspectives. First, the methodological approach in Industry Studies adds value to economists' normal activity of testing and generating theory. Data collected using Industry Studies methods can lead to new ideas and theory-building. Second, industries ma...

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Journal:
Labour Economics
Volume:
15
Publication date:
2008
URN:
uuid:4af3106b-066c-4656-86d6-4ea982ebc46d
Local pid:
oai:economics.ouls.ox.ac.uk:12757

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