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A discrete choice model for firm location decision

Man, N. C. and Timmerman, H. (2016) A discrete choice model for firm location decision. Planning Malaysia, 4 (Specia). pp. 273-284. ISSN 1675-6215

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Where to locate? It is one of the most important question in locating a business in a city. In the city center, business or firms are functioning as a dominant attractor of employment and also employment locations which linked the land use and transportation system. The objective of this paper is to describe the location model of firms in Kuala Lumpur area. Two important determinants of location choice model in this study are the accessibility measures and the suitability analysis indicators. The model focuses on the statistical technique for analyzing discrete choice data by using econometric and Geographic Information System software. The findings in this paper show that agriculture, mining, electricity, gas and water, transport and finance firms' type are mostly located outside of Kuala Lumpur's Central Business District area. Meanwhile, manufacturing, construction and wholesale firms' type are located in the Central Business District area. The result of this study will highlight the use of discrete choice models in the analysis of firm location decisions which will be a foundation to facilitate town planners and decision makers to understand the firm location decisions in their region.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Central business district, Discrete choice modeling, Firm location decision
Subjects:H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
ID Code:74065
Deposited By: Haliza Zainal
Deposited On:20 Nov 2017 07:04
Last Modified:20 Nov 2017 07:04

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