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Geographical economic theory that refers to how the price and demand for real estate changes as the distance from the Central Business District decreases
Growing environmental peril that severely damages plant and animal life caused by oxides of sulfur and nitrogen that are released into the atmosphere
a process involving the clustering or concentrating of people or activities
savings which arise from the concentration of industries in urban areas and their location close to linked activities
the introduction of chemicals, particulate matter, or biological materials that cause harm or discomfort to humans or other living organisms or damages the natural environment, int
Manufactures of aluminum considered as a group
Social theories about production and related socioeconomic phenomena
a location along a transport route where goods must be transferred from one carrier to another
concept by Spykman to describe the maritime fringe of a country or continent, in particular the densely populated western, southern and eastern edges of the Eurasian continent
the ability of a party to produce a particular good or service at a lower opportunity cost than another party
a mechanism by which an output is enhanced
the process of industrial deconcentration in response to technological advances and/or increasing costs due to congestion and competition
process by which companies move industrial jobs to other regions with cheaper labor, leaving the region to switch to a service economy and to work through a high period of high une
another term for industries
characteristics of a production process in which an increase in the scale of the firm causes a decrease in the long run average cost of each unit
tourism to exotic or threatened ecosystems to observe wildlife or to help preserve nature
discovered to be hydro, solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, coal, crude oil, natural gas, and ocean wave motion and are used to produce power
a commercial center, a place where merchandise is sent for additional procession and distribution
zones established y many countries in the periphery and semi periphery where they offer favorable tax, regulatory and trade arrangements to attract foreign trade and investment
business expenses that are not dependent on the activities of the business, they tend to be time-related, such as salaries or rents being paid per month
an industry that can be placed and located at any location without effect from factors such as resources or transport
refers to the highly developed economies of Hong Kong, Singapore, South Korea and Taiwan
the blanket like effect of the atmosphere in the heating of the Earth's surface; shortwave insolation passes through the 'glass' of the atmospheric 'greenhouse' heats the surface i
the central region of a country or continent, especially a region that is important to a country or to a culture
Theory attempting to explain why industries are found to have located in the places they are found
A period from the 18th century where major changes in agriculture, manufacturing, mining and transport had a profound effect on the socioeconomic and cultural conditions starting i
The basic physical and organizational structures needed for the operation of a society or enterprise, or the services and facilities necessary for an economy to function
economic specialization is the specialization of cooperative labor in specific, circumscribed tasks and roles, intended to increase the productivity of labor
Requiring a great deal of work, especially physical and manual effort
the location of manufacturing establishments is determined by the minimization to three critical expenses; labor, transportation and agglomeration
feature of economic development in peripheral countries whereby the host country establishes areas with favorable tax, regulatory and trade arrangements in order to attract foreign
Zones in northern Mexico with factories supplying manufactured goods to the US market, low wage workers in the primarily foreign owned factories assemble imported components and/or
The idea that an initial amount of spending leads to increased consumption spending and so results in an increase in national income greater than the initial amount of spending
An agreement for free trade between US, Canada and Mexico
The transfer of a business function to an external service provider
A slow, steady decline of about 4% per decade in the total volume of ozone in Earth's stratosphere since the late 1970s and a much larger, but seasonal, decrease in stratospheric o
An inventory strategy that strives to improve a business's return on investment by reducing in-process inventory and associated carrying costs
A society in which an economic transition has occurred from a manufacturing based economy to a service based economy and a diffusion of national and global capital and mass privati
small home based business
Geographical region that has economic laws that are more liberal than a country's typical economic laws
Focused on the substitution of a product, service or process to another that is more efficient or beneficial in some way while retaining the same functionality
The maximum distance a customer is willing to travel
The minimum market area size
The social and psychological effects of living in a world in which time space convergence has rapidly reached a high level of intensity
The deliberate killing of a place through industrial expansion and change, so that its earlier landscape and character are destroyed
The commercial exchange of goods and services
A multinational corporation(MNC) also called multinational enterprise (MNE) is a corporation or an enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country
The state of being everywhere at any given time.
Costs that change directly with the amount of production
Marketing plans, tactics, and methods that have been modified to fit in with the local settings in foreign markets
The adoption by companies of flexible work rules such as the allocation of workers to teams that perform a variety of tasks
When an industry is located near its customers due to high transportation costs of the final product.
Relative loss in weight of production inputs during the production process
relative gain in weight of production inputs during the production process
Points of economic growth
Food energy is the amount of energy in food that is available through digestion
Higher wages and prices are found at the core while the lack of employment in the periphery keeps wages low there. The result may well be a balance of payments crisis at the periph
Is the contact and interaction of one country to another
A structuralism theory that offers a critique of the modernization model of development. political and economic relations between countries have controlled and limit the extent to
investment of foreign assets into domestic structures, equipment, and organizations
the wide set of characteristics that are seen to distinguish between male and female entities, extending from one's biological sex to, in humans, one's social role
The total value of all goods and services produced within a country during a given year
Total value of all goods and services produced by a country's economy in a given year. It includes all goods and services produced by corporations and individuals.
an indicator of the level of development for each country, constructed by the UN combing income literacy education and life expectancy
Per capita levels of income, the structure of the economy, and various social indicators are typically used as measures for determining whether countries are developing or develope
A policy whereby a major power uses economic and political means to perpetuate or extend its influence over underdeveloped nations or areas
how much money would be needed to purchase the same goods and services in two different countries, and uses that to calculate an implicit foreign exchange rate.
The presence in a country of a technology that other countries do not have, so that it can produce and export a good whose cost might otherwise be higher than abroad
The sharing of technological information through education and training; The use of a concept or product from one technology to solve a problem in an unrelated one
underdeveloped and developing countries of Asia and Africa and Latin America collectively

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