Industrial Location / Edition 1

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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.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415119511
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 8/31/1995
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • 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
1 What is Industrial Location? 1
2 Locating to Minimize Costs 18
3 Locating to Maximize Revenues and Profits 40
4 Growth and Location of Service Activities 53
5 Comparative Advantage and Industrial Location 66
6 Technology and Locational Change 92
7 Industrial Location and Industrial Geography 115
8 How Companies Actually Make Location Decisions 148
9 The Role of Governments 170
10 Sector-Specific Case Studies 197
11 Connecting the Pieces 224
Index 229
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