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 Input Source Weber Problem 
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Further Reading

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

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tönu Puu
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  1. 1.CERUMUmeå UniversityUmeåSweden

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