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This book focuses on the main push and pull factors that underlie the relocation process of industrial activities towards outside of Istanbul as well as beyond the provincial boundaries. In order to show this, a case study was conducted in Gebze Organized Industrial Zone (GOIZ) because 1/100.000 scale Environmental Management Plan of Istanbul has determined GOIZ as the potential area where the firms can relocate. The case study covered 37 firms which constitute the total number of firms relocated from Istanbul. Results of the study show that traditional location factors such as transport, site and premises are the most important factors that motivate firms to relocate from Istanbul to the GOIZ. However, contemporary factors are not much explanatory in case of the GOIZ.
This timely volume provides a thorough analysis of current trends in location and relocation of economic activity globally, regionally and locally. Using robust empirical material this book offers a multidisciplinary, comprehensive overview, critique and extension of long-established theories underpinning patterns of firm (re)location. It explores dominant trends in the mobility and relocation of industries and firms, examines the factors guiding such trends and evaluates their consequences in both developed and emerging economies in Europe, Asia and Latin America.This book will be appreciated by diverse audiences. Geography and regional science researchers of 'economic activity location' can engage with the critical appraisal of key theoretical concepts and an analysis of recent empirical data. Students of human and economic geography, planning, regional development, and global supply chain management in senior years of undergraduate programmes and completing postgraduate degrees will appreciate the accessible language, multiple examples and graphical illustrations of theoretical frameworks underpinning location and relocation of firms and industries, and its consequences. Practitioners, including local and regional policy makers and location consultants will enjoy the comparative discussion of solutions and practices adopted in localities, regions and countries as diverse as China, Brazil, The Netherlands and Poland.
Scientific Essay from the year 2012 in the subject Business economics - Marketing, Corporate Communication, CRM, Market Research, Social Media, grade: 197/200, Marymount University, language: English, abstract: 'Offshoring is when a company takes one of its factories that it is operating in Canton, Ohio and moves the whole factory to Canton, China' With this simple statement we give thanks to well-known author of The World is Flat, Thomas Friedman, for he puts the very complex concept of offshoring into a fairly understandable one. But the concept of offshoring is far from a simple strategy that firms across the globe partake in. Although one cannot introduce offshoring as a new concept, its rapid global expansion throughout more countries is certainly shedding light on the development of a new dynamic. Offshoring, formally known as 'the relocation of production processes abroad' (Bottini & Ernst, 2007), has proved to become a major strategy in the business world and in the face of a rapidly evolving specialization in technological advances. Furthermore, 'outsourcing's continuing growth is due to increasing expertise, reduced costs of more reliable transportation, and the rapid development and deployment of advancements in telecommunications and computers' (Heizer & Render, 2011). Although offshoring/outsourcing may easily seem like a very cost-effective transition for a firm to lean towards, there are many risks that come about when analyzing potentially negative impacts of the strategy. One aspect that has streamed a constant debate throughout the domestic workforce is the enabling of hiring offshore labor as a result from workers hesitant to relocate to the developing countries. Furthermore, ethical debate has been sparked for the profit firms gain from such extreme cuts in production costs when comparing with costs for the same job in the United States or when focusing on compliance or lack thereof safe labor practices in the developing countries. On one end, there could be a positive economic growth and development through a change in the country's specialization pattern and an improvement in firm's productivity. Firms then face the risks with an implication of high adjustment costs through unemployment or inequality. [...]