‘The general critical factors of industrial location are transportation, labour, raw materials, markets, industrial sites, utilities, government attitude, tax structure, climate, and community. In addition, for international location considerations, four general factors are identified: [the] political situation of foreign countries, global competition and survival, [and] government regulations [are critical]’ (Badri (2007) J. Bus. & Public Affairs 1, 2—who also reviews industrial location theory). Industrial organization—the structure of an industrial unit—is a component of industrial location theory; see McCann and Sheppard (2003) Reg. Studs 37, 6–7.
Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.