(Article of periodic en Anglais - 1985)

Document title

Location strategies of the soviet pulp and paper industry

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The location patterns of the Soviet pulp and paper industry are seen as a result of conscious investment strategies. In the historical analysis, all new pulp and paper mills built or planned in 1928-85 are interpreted as implementations of location strategies, which make it possible to identify four different periods. Cross section analysis of the location pattern is conducted on three levels: macro, mill group and individual mills. The macro analysis attempts to explain the areal variation of paper production as a function of raw materials, markets and cost differentials. Identification of areal mill groups is based on structural mill typology, suggesting also certain traits of environmental determinism. In the analysis of individual mill sites, certain deviations from minimum cost location are observed.


Article of periodic

published at : Soviet geography. Review and translations New York

Editor :

Millesime : 1985, vol. 26, no8 [pp. 587-608]

Bibliographic references : 43 réf.



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