Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity


Smith, H.K., Laporte, G. and Harper, P.R. (2009) Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity. [in special issue: Milestones in OR] Journal of the Operational Research Society, 60, (S1), S140-S148. (doi:10.1057/jors.2008.172).

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Locational analysis has grown to maturity over the last decades, from its earliest roots, to fruitfulness in a wide-ranging number of strands that join with other disciplines and applications such as environmental planning and supply chain management. We chart the progress of location theory in three stages: a period of early contributions, when a number of seminal geometrical and geographical problems were studied; a “coming of age” with the development of defining or classical problems that have proved fundamental to much later research and a third period of new models and new applications

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0160-5682 (print)
Keywords: location, history of or
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GA Mathematical geography. Cartography
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Mathematics > Operational Research
ePrint ID: 68930
Date Deposited: 09 Oct 2009
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 18:48
Contact Email Address: honora.smith@soton.ac.uk
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/68930

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