Location Theory

  • Tönu Puu
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The basic industrial location model has been commonly attributed to Alfred Weber, who in 1909 published a successful book on the topic, though Wilhelm Launhardt should be given credit for publishing the same results in 1882 already.


Transportation Cost Location Theory Input Price Output Market Input Source 
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Further Reading

  1. W. Launhardt (1882), “Die bestimmung des zweckmässigsten Standort einer gewerblichen Anlage”, Zeitschrift des Vereins deutscher Ingenieure 26: 106–115.Google Scholar
  2. A. Weber (1909), Über den Standort der Industrie, J.C.B. Mohr, Tübingen. (English translation, Chicago University Press 1929 )Google Scholar
  3. T. Palander (1935), Beiträge zur Standortstheorie, Almqvist & Wiksell, Uppsala.Google Scholar
  4. L. Moses (1958), “Location and the theory of production”, Quarterly Journal of Economics 72: 259–272.CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. M. J. Beckmann (1968), Location Theory, Random House, New York.Google Scholar

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tönu Puu
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  1. 1.Department of EconomicsUniversity of UmeåUmeåSweden

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