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Author Miron, John R., 1947-

Title The geography of competition : firms, prices, and localization / John R. Miron
Published New York : Springer, ©2010


Description 1 online resource (xxiv, 456 pages) : illustrations
Contents The craft of the story teller -- The firm at home and abroad -- Logistics and programming -- The struggling masses -- Arbitrage in the grand scheme -- Ferrying inputs and outputs -- What the firm does on-site -- Staking out the firm's market -- The cautious farmer and the local market -- Farming for cash -- The city and its hinterland -- Local production and consumption
Summary This book provides a comprehensive, up-to-date, and expert synthesis of location theory. What are the impacts of a firm's geographic location on the locations of customers, suppliers, and competitors in a market economy? How, when, and why does this result in the clustering of firms in space? When and how is society made better or worse off as a result? This book uses dozens of locational models to address aspects of these three questions. Classical location problems considered include Greenhut-Manne, Hitchcock-Koopmans, and Weber-Launhardt. The book reinterprets competitive location theory, focusing on the linkages between Walrasian price equilibrium and the localization of firms. It also demonstrates that competitive location theory offers diverse ideas about the nature of market equilibrium in geographic space and its implications for a broad range of public policies, including free trade, industrial policy, regional development, and investment in infrastructure. With an extensive bibliography and fresh, interdisciplinary approach, the book will be an invaluable reference for academics and researchers with an interest in regional science, economic geography, and urban planning, as well as policy advisors, urban planners, and consultants
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 411-444) and indexes
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Subject Industrial location.
Industrial clusters.
Economic geography.
Location problems (Programming)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Géographie économique.
Localisation industrielle.
Critères d'emplacement.
Science économique.
Economie de l'entreprise.
Economic geography.
Industrial clusters.
Industrial location.
Location problems (Programming)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781441956262