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Locational Analysis of Firms’ Activities from a Strategic Perspective

  • Toshiharu Ishikawa

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Locational Movement of Firms’ Activities—Function of Locational Factors

  3. Economic Functions of City Systems in Regions

  4. Economic Analysis of Industrial Park in Regional Vitalization Process

About this book


This book presents a variety of research papers on factories’ locations, city systems, and regional development. Consisting of three parts, it provides insights into the locational aspects of firms’ activities from a strategic perspective. Part 1 discusses decision-making in the context of location, specifying the motivation for firms to move their factories provided by the corporate tax system. It also presents a case study from East Asia to clarify a mechanism by which firms move factories. Part 2 addresses city systems, offering theoretical clues to understanding why city systems are important to regional economies. It also clarifies from the empirical analysis the relations between city systems and the performances of regional economies.

Part 3 investigates the topic of industrial parks, demonstrating how they form a basis for establishing industrial clusters in regional economies. In addition, it examines the economic phases, such as economic disparity, generated in the process of development.


Industrial Park Locational Function of Agglomeration Economies Locational Shift Led by Demand Corporate Tax Systems as Location Factor Economic Function of City System Regional Development

Editors and affiliations

  • Toshiharu Ishikawa
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Economic ResearchChuo UniversityHachiojiJapan

About the editors

Toshiharu Ishikawa, Faculty of Economics, Chuo University.

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