Industrial Location / Edition 1

Industrial Location / Edition 1

by James W. Harrington, Barney Warf
     
 

ISBN-10: 0415119510

ISBN-13: 9780415119511

Pub. Date: 08/31/1995

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

Location is vital to the efficiency and profitability of industrial activity. Industrial Location presents a comprehensive introduction to and critical review of this field of growing academic and business interest.
In business, the right choices have to be made to produce profit. Industrial location is a fixed investment, crucial to the strategy and

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Overview

Location is vital to the efficiency and profitability of industrial activity. Industrial Location presents a comprehensive introduction to and critical review of this field of growing academic and business interest.
In business, the right choices have to be made to produce profit. Industrial location is a fixed investment, crucial to the strategy and capital investment of any organization. Location also impacts upon non-investors, directly affecting employment, the environment, and economic activity in the locale.
Focusing chiefly on the United States, but drawing on an international range of cases, the authors explain the economic, social and political forces which have shaped comtemporary patterns of industrialization and examines the changing nature of production and systems.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415119511
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/31/1995
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
256
Product dimensions:
7.50(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.54(d)

Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Preface and Acknowledgements
1What is Industrial Location?1
2Locating to Minimize Costs18
3Locating to Maximize Revenues and Profits40
4Growth and Location of Service Activities53
5Comparative Advantage and Industrial Location66
6Technology and Locational Change92
7Industrial Location and Industrial Geography115
8How Companies Actually Make Location Decisions148
9The Role of Governments170
10Sector-Specific Case Studies197
11Connecting the Pieces224
Index229

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