© 2004

Locational Preferences of Entrepreneurs

Stated Preferences in The Netherlands and Germany


Part of the Contributions to Economics book series (CE)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-VI
  2. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 1-11
  3. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 13-34
  4. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 35-44
  5. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 45-59
  6. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 61-71
  7. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 73-91
  8. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 93-131
  9. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 133-154
  10. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 155-170
  11. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 171-196
  12. Wilhelm J. Meester
    Pages 197-202
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 203-226

About this book


In this book, locational preferences of firms in The Netherlands and Germany are studied from a behavioural point of view. Stated preferences of entrepreneurs in each country are examined, using various types of statistical analysis. The influence of both firm and place characteristics is analysed. Special attention is given to the relation between distance and rating. Other topics mentioned are changes in the rating patterns in time, the relation of locational preferences with other types of spatial preferences and with locational behaviour. The results of the analyses may be regarded as relevant to behavioural theory as well as to the practice of government policies.


Behavioral Geography Change Entrepreneurs Firm Location Locational Preferences development

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Spatial SciencesUniversity of GroningenAD GroningenThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Locational Preferences of Entrepreneurs
  • Book Subtitle Stated Preferences in The Netherlands and Germany
  • Authors W.J. Meester
  • Series Title Contributions to Economics
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Physica-Verlag Heidelberg 2004
  • Publisher Name Physica, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-7908-0178-1
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-7908-2687-6
  • Series ISSN 1431-1933
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages VI, 226
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Additional Information Originally published as a dissertation in Dutch with the title "Subjectieve waardering van vestigingsplaatsen door ondernemers"
  • Topics Regional/Spatial Science
    Geography, general
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