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Corporate Geography

Business Location Principles and Cases

  • Risto Laulajainen
  • Howard A. Stafford

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 31)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 1-14
  3. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 15-60
  4. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 61-119
  5. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 121-177
  6. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 179-265
  7. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 267-298
  8. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 299-377
  9. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 379-431
  10. Risto Laulajainen, Howard A. Stafford
    Pages 433-436
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 437-450

About this book

Introduction

Corporate Geography examines the spatial structures and behaviour of large business organizations. Corporations are key operational units of economies. Each corporation has several locations and connections to suppliers and customers who also operate in geographical space. The effectiveness of corporate spatial organizations is of importance for their well-being and for the health of the national and local economies in which they operate. This volume discusses where and why firms locate units of production, sales and control and how these interact with each other, with suppliers and with customers. The foundations are from commercial geography, business economics and location theory, but there are some unique characteristics. One is the blending of manufacturing and retailing in one treatise. Another is the extensive use of real-company case studies which illustrate both the basic concepts and the inadequacies of existing models. Corporate managers can relate to the experiences of actual companies.
This book is of interest to scientists, researchers and professionals in economic geography, business administration, general management, microeconomies, industrial organization and economic planning.

Keywords

Industrial Organization business management organization production strategy

Authors and affiliations

  • Risto Laulajainen
    • 1
  • Howard A. Stafford
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Human GeographyGothenburg School of EconomicsSweden
  2. 2.Department of GeographyUniversity of CincinnatiUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-1181-4
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4512-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-1181-4
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
  • Buy this book on publisher's site
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