en Blog [EN] - Research Centre on Economics and Sustainability (ECO-SOS) | Universitat Rovira i Virgili Blog [EN] Tue, 21 Mar 2023 11:39:25 +0000 Tue, 21 Mar 2023 11:39:25 +0000 Houdini 2 (https://houdini.antaviana.cat/) / Export and variability in the innovative status

In this paper, we attempt to shed some light to the debate about innovation persistence by deriving exhaustive information from the Spanish Technological Innovation Panel.

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Walking through a pandemic: How did utilitarian walking change during COVID-19?

In this study we aim to explore how daily walking for transportation has evolved during partial COVID-19 restrictions, and evaluate whether the traditional and area-level determinants were modified during that period. Using and official travel survey in Southern Catalonia, we observed not only that utilitarian walking frequency and time spent on daily working has decreased, but also did its share compared to other means of transport. During the pandemic, household income and area-level income inequality were no longer predictors of utilitarian walking.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:29:08 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/260/walking-through-a-pandemic-how-did-utilitarian-walking-change-during-covid-19 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/260 0
How do coworking spaces coagglomerate with service industries? The tale of three European cities

The paper "How do coworking spaces coagglomerate with service industries? The tale of three European cities" examines the location and agglomeration patterns of coworking spaces (CSs) in Barcelona, Warsaw, and Utrecht. Using K-density functions and density maps, the authors identify how CSs coagglomerate with service sectors and concentrate in core areas of each city. The paper confirms that CSs coagglomerate with Knowledge Intensive Services (KIS) and symbolic knowledge base firms, and that market and high tech KIS with CSs build an urban entrepreneurial ecosystem.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 12:53:03 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/262/how-do-coworking-spaces-coagglomerate-with-service-industries-the-tale-of-three-european-cities https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/262 0
Impact of COVID-19 pandemic on tourist public transportation use and on its determinants

Despite the key importance of public transport for the accessibility, atractiveness, and sustainability of tourist areas, little is known about how the COVID-19 has impacted its use among turists. In response, we compared the likelihood of using public transport among visitors in a Catalan coastal area based on surveys conducted in 2019 and 2020. The pandemic caused a significant decline in tourists'use of public transportation, from 54.5% in 2019 to 34.6% in 2020, and in movility at the destination. Results obtained from a set of bivariate probabilistic models reveal that though most of the traditional determinants of visitors' use of transit  remained unaltered, pandemic-related factors were associated with its decline.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:29:41 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/259/impact-of-covid-19-pandemic-on-tourist-public-transportation-use-and-on-its-determinants https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/259 0
Presence of tourists and perceived safety from COVID-19 among local bus users

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, public transport has been signalled as a potential contagion hot-spot, leading to a generalised decrease in its use. In this study, we explore how the presence of tourists influences the configuration of the perceived safety related to the transmission of COVID-19 on public transport daily users. Our results show how the presence of tourists in buses influences negatively the perception of safety of local users. However, this influence is highly related with their prior perception of their risk to contagion.

Mon, 20 Mar 2023 11:30:22 +0000 https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/258/presence-of-tourists-and-perceived-safety-from-covid-19-among-local-bus-users https://www.eco-sos.urv.cat/en/activities/258 0