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GEOG – World Economy Industrial Location : Key Factors access to inputs (raw materials, energy) no absolute correlation between industrialization and inputs congo – rich in resources but low in industrial development Availability of labour (skills, qualifications) processing costs (wages, land, buildings, etc) Pull of the market (depends on product) is it important for the firm to be near the customer Transfer costs of alternative locations cultural and institutional factors (government policies, taxes) Behavioural considerations objectives/constraints of decision makers William Shockley was the inventor of the transitor The influence of these factors changes according to the type of activity considered Primary activities – concerned directly with natural resources
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Unformatted text preview: Secondary activities processing or transformation of raw materials (derived from primary activities) into manufactured goods Tertiary activities- sale and exchange of goods and services Quarterneary activities - handling and processing of knowledge and information Overall global industrial pattern is uneven, dominated by6 regions that industrialized early 1. north america 2. Europe still reflects spatial diffusion of the industrial revolution 3. Russia and Ukraine 4. east Asian (among the fastest growing regions) japan China The four tigers Each region reflects historical circumstances geographical context power relations LA as a manufacturing hub 1.6 million people working in secondary sector...
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2010 for the course GEOG 208 taught by Professor Akin during the Spring '10 term at McGill.

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