Where do manufacturing firms locate their headquarters?
AbstractFirms often separate headquarters' (HQ) functions physically from their production facilities and construct stand-alone HQs. By locating its HQ in a large, service oriented metro area away from its production facilities, a firm may be better able to outsource service functions in that local metro market and also to gather information about market conditions for their products. However if the firm locates the HQ away from its production activity, the coordination costs in managing plant activities are increased. In this paper, we empirically analyze the trade-off between these two considerations.
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Headquarters Coordination Location decision Manufacturing;
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- J. Vernon Henderson & Yukako Ono, 2004. "Where do manufacturing firms locate their headquarters?," Working Paper Series, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago WP-04-29, Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.
- J. Vernon Henderson & Yukako Ono, 2005. "Where Do Manufacturing Firms Locate Their Headquarters?," Working Papers 05-17, Center for Economic Studies, U.S. Census Bureau.
- L60 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Manufacturing - - - General
- R0 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General
- R12 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - General Regional Economics - - - Size and Spatial Distributions of Regional Economic Activity; Interregional Trade (economic geography)
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