A guide to selecting the best possible location for a Retail Store
The motivation for this book comes from the apparent inability of existing orthodox location theory to throw light on a series of location-production problems which are typically faced by modem manufacturing and distribution ftrms. These problems are related to the treatment of time by ftrms, who normally view time costs in terms of inventory costs. From this perspective, traditional industrial location and linkage analysis can be re-cast in a form in which space- time problems can be dealt with in a unifted manner. The role played by input factor prices and market prices in location behaviour becomes dependent on the relationship between the frequency of shipment and the distance of shipment. This approach provides new insights into the relationship between the optimal location of the ftrm and the value-added by the ftrm, under conditions of either ftxed or varying local factor prices. The approach can then also be extended to discuss the of the spatial changes involved in the new Just-In-Time (JIT) production question philosophy. I would like to acknowledge the many helpful discussions I have had with Bernard Fingleton, Masahisa Fujita, Geoff Hewings, John McCombie, Ron Miller, John Parr, Tony E. Smith, and my colleagues at the University of Reading. Table of Contents Preface vn Introduction 1 1 Comparing Western and Japanese Industrial Purchasing Linkages 5 1. 1 Western Purchasing Linkages 5 Japanese Purchasing Linkages 7 1. 2 1.
This study paper investigates the relation between women and men's life stages in Denmark, and their time allocation in paid work, household work, childcare, and leisure time, and, in particular, how this allocation changes when moving from one stage to another stage. The study uses a new Danish panel dataset merged with Danish administrative register data, which allows for analyzing the impact of individual endogenous characteristics of the respondents, such as preferences for doing specific activities. It has been found that the labor supply of fathers of preschool children is not different from that of young men without children, while there is a negative correlation between mothers of preschool children and young women's labor supply. In comparing fathers and mothers of school children with those of preschool children, the study finds a positive correlation in both genders' labor supply. However, fixed effects estimations do not result in a reduction in mothers, nor in fathers, to preschool children's labor supply, indicating that there are some inborn characteristics for the other life-stage changes, which are not revealed by doing ordinary cross-sectional analyses.
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