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What are primary, secondary, tertiary and quaternary industries?
primary = extraction of raw materials
secondary = manufacturing of raw materials
tertiary = service sector e.g. restaurants/retail
quaternary = intellectual services e.g high-tech industries
What 10 things affect where an industry locates?
Environment, Labour Supply, Land, Capital, Markets, Raw materials, government policy, chance factors, transport, and power supply
Outline Weber's model and its weaknesses
Weber says industries search for the optimal/least-cost location. Weaknesses: the model no longer relates to modern industry (changes in transport); different countries at different stages od economic development; there are misconceptions in the assumptions: price and demand change over time; there is no perfect competitions; decisions are not always rational; and transport costs vary. and Weber also over-emphasised the importance of transport costs.
What is the behaviouralist approach to explaining industrial location?
That location is explained as much by social and cultural factors as by economic factors. It criticises Weber's model as people's behaviour's vary e.g. some people want max profit, some want a good standard of living
What is the structuralist approach to explaining industrial location?
That location is explained by the underlying structures of society. Therefore location is driven by changes in the economy
How did the Asian Tigers get where they are now?
- Export growth behind tariff walls
- The role of TNC's and foreign investment
- The environmental costs.
The impact of american influence through foreign investment in the last 60 years is also very important. In many ways they were just in the right place at the right time