Research Methodology

  • Philip McCann
Part of the Advances in Spatial Science book series (ADVSPATIAL)


The logistics-distance theoretical conclusions arrived at in the previous chapter suggest that the continuous and progressive adoption of JIT will lead to the continuous localisation of input linkages. Conversely, the prior existence of strong local linkages ought to enable a firm to successfully implement a JIT production philosophy, via the ability to develop JIT purchasing linkages within the existing concentrated spatial industrial structure. However, in reality, any such policy of continuous JIT linkage reorganisation will be a gradual and selective process, dependent on the availability of suitable alternative suppliers, and possibly involving complex purchasing negotiations. Whether or not such linkage localisation can be detected is an empirical rather than a theoretical question.


Individual Firm Exchange Rate Movement Marginal Propensity Home Currency Input Linkage 
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  • Philip McCann
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  1. 1.Department of Economics, Faculty of Urban and Regional StudiesUniversity of ReadingReadingEngland

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