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Relocation of small and medium industries (SMIs) manufacturing to non-metropolitan areas: a lesson from USA and Canada


Ab. Latif, Abdul Aziz (2000) Relocation of small and medium industries (SMIs) manufacturing to non-metropolitan areas: a lesson from USA and Canada. Utara Management Review, 1 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 1511-7170

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Abstract

Small and Medium Industries (SMIs) manufacturing are important to any nation because they are the sources of new ideas, new form of competitive advantage, creat new jobs, create income, and other multiplier effects associated with them. The future economic health of any nation depends on the country's ability to achieve greater success through small and medium industries, The availability of raw materials and cheap labour are the major contributing factors toward the trend of relocation of SMIs from urban to rural areas. The other explanation of the decentralisation phenomenon is the is the product life cycle theory of industrial relocation. The choice of location by SMIs managers is based on expectation to fufil firm's goal, and how it fits together with firm's short and long-term objectives. There are six primary concerns for selection of rural industrial locations. Those concerns are labour cost, labour unionisation, proximity to supplier of resources, proximity to market, proximity to other firm's facilities, and quality of life in the area.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: competitive advantage, economic health, industrial relocation, product life cycle theory, small and medium industries
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
Divisions: College of Business
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 10 Aug 2010 00:38
Last Modified: 10 Aug 2010 00:38
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/501

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