GEOG 475- Industrial Location Theory and Practice


The course will explore theories of industrial location and their relevance to the advanced and developing countries:  the various shades of the classical location theory, the behavioural and empirical approaches, the geography of enterprise and the techniques of industrial location analysis, the outline will include the contribution of geographers and economists to industrial location theory, new developments in industrial location theory (including the application of systems concept), techniques of industrial location analysis, techniques for measuring industrial growth and change, industrial location in practice in the advanced market economies and in developing countries, using Africa as example.