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Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity

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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. This paper charts 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.Journal of the Operational Research Society (2009) 60, S140–S148. doi:10.1057/jors.2008.172 Published online 4 February 2009

Document Type: Research Article


Affiliations: 1: University of Southampton, Southampton, UK 2: HEC Montréal, Montreal, Canada 3: Cardiff University, Cardiff, UK

Publication date: 2009-05-01

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