lecture 14 - - Four possibilities o o o o If input...

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- Four possibilities o If input ubiquitous – plant locates at market o If input localized – plant can locate at A, B or anywhere between A&B o If input pure and ubiquities also used – plant will locate at B o If one weight losing input used – plant will locate at A Examples of least cost tendencies near input sources – steel; pulp and paper; ore smelting - Other factors affecting industrial location o Cultural/institutional factors – gov’t policy ‘Brownfield’ sites o New retailing techniques – “e-tailing ”/catalogue shopping o Transport costs – more complex than Weber thought (terminal costs, . .) o Footloose industries – locate (almost) anywhere, i.e., not locationally constrained o Rise of MNCs (multi-national corporations) and ‘new geographies of production’ – footloose o Agglomeration effects – functional interdependence of industry/research/sales/. .. Clustering of functionally related activities, e.g. high-tech in Silicon
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