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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

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Published date: February 2009
Keywords: location, history of or
Organisations: Operational Research


Local EPrints ID: 68930
ISSN: 0160-5682
PURE UUID: 3787cbec-5b95-468e-995d-8ae9ecc6611c

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Date deposited: 09 Oct 2009
Last modified: 19 Jul 2017 00:15

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Author: H.K. Smith
Author: G. Laporte
Author: P.R. Harper

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