Competitive Location Models

  • H. A. Eiselt
  • Vladimir MarianovEmail author
  • Tammy Drezner


This chapter first provides a review of the foundations of competitive location models. It then traces subsequent developments through time under special consideration of customer behavior. After developing a general framework for customers’ decision making, the main results are cast within this framework. The conclusion outlines a number of areas, in which existing models can be refined and made more realistic.


Hotelling models Nash equilibria von Stackelberg solutions 



This paper was in part supported by grants from the Institute Complex Engineering Systems, through grant CONICYT PIA FB 0816) and FONDECYT 1160025. This support is gratefully acknowledged. The authors would also like to thank a referee for his detailed comments that helped improve the exposition.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • H. A. Eiselt
    • 1
  • Vladimir Marianov
    • 2
    Email author
  • Tammy Drezner
    • 3
  1. 1.Faculty of Business AdministrationUniversity of New BrunswickFrederictonCanada
  2. 2.Department of Electrical EngineeringPontificia Universidad Católica de ChileSantiagoChile
  3. 3.College of Business and Economics, California State University-FullertonFullertonUSA

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