Title: Residential choice in polycentric border-crossing agglomeration areas: the example of the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley

Authors: Stefan Gueldenberg; Laura Hecker; Adrian Klammer; Stefan Wilhelm; Francesco A. Schurr; Peter A. Staub

Addresses: University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein ' University of Liechtenstein, Fürst Franz Josef Strasse, FL-9490 Vaduz, Liechtenstein

Abstract: This paper is one of the first studies that outlines and deals with differences and similarities arising in polycentric border-crossing agglomerations in knowledge-based economies. We examine the multi-country border-crossing polycentric agglomeration in the Lake Constance-Alpine Rhine Valley region, comprised of Liechtenstein and parts of Austria, Germany and Switzerland. We specifically try to identify factors influencing the residential choice within a polycentric border-crossing agglomeration in a knowledge-based economy. Although the results and outcomes are limited to the case-study region, the implications could be tested in other polycentric border-crossing agglomerations characterised by knowledge-based economies across the globe. The most important factors for residential choice are proximity to family and friends, safety, career opportunities and a high standard of living.

Keywords: individual preferences; knowledge worker; border-crossing agglomerations; residential choice factors; knowledge regions; polycentric areas.

DOI: 10.1504/IJKBD.2017.088175

International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 2017 Vol.8 No.4, pp.367 - 387

Available online: 21 Nov 2017 *

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