International Facility Acquisition And Location Analysis

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International acquisitions are failing at a rate of three out of four and international location decisions two times out of three. Where does corporate management locate a new facility or find one to acquire that will best satisfy the business objectives of survival and growth? A variety of decision making methodologies have emerged from the literature, but which are most workable? Schniederjans surveys these and other methods, analyzes and explains them carefully, and provides a new approach to help optimize the location selection decision. Included are cutting-edge applications and quantitative examples that can be easily grasped and quickly applied. With detailed appendices covering sources of international information available in print and electronically, the book will be essential for upper management and others who are engaged in planning the corporation's expansion and growth.

Schniederjans organizes his book into two parts. He defines his terminology and establishes a foundation to understand the use of acquisition and location methodologies in the first part, and covers the use of one or more methodologies in facility acquisition and location analysis internationally, supported by current research findings, in the second part. Included in his four appendices of source material is one that lists currently available computer software that supports the methodologies covered in the book. The book will also help save consulting fees and help redirect the study of its topic to make the facilities acquisition and location task yield more reliable results in coming years.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781567201574
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/30/1999
  • Pages: 228
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.69 (d)

Meet the Author

MARC J. SCHNIEDERJANS is Professor of Management at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

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Table of Contents


Preliminary Basics


Basics in International Facility Acquisition Analysis

Basics in International Facility Location Analysis


Scaling, Scoring, Ranking, and Spreadsheet Methods

Analytic Hierarchy Process Methodology

Mathematical Programming Methods

Heuristic Algorithms

Simulation Methods



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