13026 Location Theory

Credits: 3 graduate credits in Business Administration / Business and Industry Economics

Prerequisite: Admission to the graduate program in Business Administration

The course is based on a reader edited by Oded Izraeli.

Objectives: Awareness and understanding of the importance of choosing the location of economic activity as a means of achieving the firmís objectives; the effect of technological developments and globalization trends on the location of business activity; initiating government policy at the local and national level relating to the location of business activity.

Topics: The major variables affecting the choice of location and the possibility of alternating between variables; Advantages and disadvantages of concentrating firms; Conversions for creating industrial parks; Conversions for creating malls; Activities of multi-national companies; Globalization and location.