This course is designed to give comprehensive knowledge about the location of manufacturing industries, which played an important role in the emergence of contemporary society in many countries of the world. The course introduces basic principles of the location of manufacturing industries and, hence, describes the various concepts and theories that examine the location of industries from single plant firms to large industrial corporations. With the view of spatial evolutionary patterns of industrialization, the course discusses the relationship between national economic strategies and international trends in manufacturing.
Course topics: Introduction to Industrial geography; Location factors; Classical industrial location theories; Neo-classical industrial location theories; Co-operate growth and industrialization; Trends and patterns of industrialization in the 19th and 20th centuries; The influence of liberal economic policies on the growth of industrialization in developing countries; and Industrialization and its impact on the environment.
- Teacher: M.D Nelson