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Experience with a spatial model of the horticultural industry in England and Wales

, : Experience with a spatial model of the horticultural industry in England and Wales. Acta Horticulturae (40): 413-423

The first Location Theory was published in the early nineteenth century and, although supported by fairly extensive data, it made a large number of simplifying assumptions. Thereafter the theoretical approach was extended by economists, maintaining most of the assumptions of this earlier work. During the past 15 years there has been a widespread adoption of the New Geography, which replaces qualitative appraisals by quantitative analyses.

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