(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2013)

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Which birds of a feather flock together? Clustering and avoidance patterns of similar retail outlets

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A review of theoretical research provides reasons why some types of stores should locate together while others should avoid one another. Although application of the theory is straightforward for some store types, the somewhat stylized theory is ambiguous for many store types. Empirical work faces methodological difficulties and is very limited. The AA. address the problem by assessing the degree of avoidance or clustering of 54 different store types in two cities using a measure that avoids common methodological difficulties encountered in previous research. They find theoretically expected and unexpected location behavior, as well as some surprisingly complex location patterns.


Article of periodic

published at : Geographical analysis / ISSN 0016-7363

Editor : Ohio State University Press, Columbus, OH - ETATS-UNIS (1969)

Millesime : 2013, vol. 45, no2 [pp. 123-149]

Bibliographic references : 2 p.

Collation : 7 fig., 5 tabl.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 17078

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/gean.12005

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