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Where do manufacturing firms locate their headquarters?

Henderson, J. Vernon and Ono, Yukako (2008) Where do manufacturing firms locate their headquarters? Journal of Urban Economics, 63 (2). pp. 431-450. ISSN 0094-1190

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Identification Number: 10.1016/j.jue.2007.02.006

Abstract

Firms often separate headquarters' (HQ) functions physically from their production facilities and construct stand-alone HQs. By locating its HQ in a large, service oriented metro area away from its production facilities, a firm may be better able to outsource service functions in that local metro market and also to gather information about market conditions for their products. However if the firm locates the HQ away from its production activity, the coordination costs in managing plant activities are increased. In this paper, we empirically analyze the trade-off between these two considerations.

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00941...
Additional Information: © 2007 Elsevier Inc.
Divisions: Geography & Environment
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > G Geography (General)
H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
JEL classification: L - Industrial Organization > L6 - Industry Studies: Manufacturing > L60 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R0 - General
R - Urban, Rural, and Regional Economics > R1 - General Regional Economics > R12 - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade
Sets: Departments > Geography and Environment
Collections > Economists Online
Date Deposited: 11 Sep 2013 09:16
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 00:41
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/52077

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