Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity

@article{Smith2009LocationalAH,
  title={Locational analysis: highlights of growth to maturity},
  author={Honora K. Smith and Gilbert Laporte and Paul R. Harper},
  journal={Journal of the Operational Research Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={60},
  pages={S140-S148}
}
Locational analysis has grown to maturity over the last decades, from its earliest roots, to fruitfulness in a wide-ranging number of strands that join with other disciplines and applications such as environmental planning and supply chain management. This paper charts the progress of location theory in three stages: a period of early contributions, when a number of seminal geometrical and geographical problems were studied; a ‘coming of age’ with the development of defining or classical… CONTINUE READING

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