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A New Look at Spatially Competitive Facility Location Models

  • Roger L. Tobin
  • Terry L. Friesz
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Economics and Mathematical Systems book series (LNE, volume 249)

Abstract

This paper presents some new formulations of models for locating a firm’s production facilities while simultaneously determining production levels at these facilities so as to maximize the firm’s profit. Existing firms, as well as the new entrant, are assumed to act in accordance with an appropriate model of spatial equilibrium. A heuristic algorithm is proposed.

Keywords

Variational Inequality Location Model Spatial Competition Spatial Equilibrium Total Variable Cost 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • Roger L. Tobin
    • 1
  • Terry L. Friesz
    • 2
  1. 1.Argonne National LaboratoryEnvironmental Research DivisionArgonneUSA
  2. 2.Department of Civil EngineeringUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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