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La personnalisation des décisions de localisation:le cas des créations de nouveaux sites dans les secteurs de l’industrie manufacturière et de l’édition de logiciels


  • Bertrand SERGOT

    () (Université de Paris-Sud 11)


(VF)Économistes et géographes tendent à représenter les décisions de localisation d’entreprise comme des processus d’optimisation impersonnels. Il s’agit cependant de décisions complexes et ambiguës dont les conséquences sur la vie privée des individus concernés sont potentiellement considérables. Dans ces conditions, les perceptions et les préférences spatiales personnelles des décideurs sont susceptibles d’y jouer un rôle significatif. L’objectif de cet article est d’évaluer le poids de ces logiques personnelles dans l’explication des choix de localisation de nouveaux sites par les entreprises françaises des secteurs de l’industrie manufacturière et de l’édition de logiciels.(VA)Economists and geographers tend to model business location decisions as impersonal optimization processes. These are however complex and ambiguous decisions with potentially extensive consequences for the personal lives of the individuals concerned. In such settings, the spatial perceptions and preferences of decision-makers might play a significant role. The aim of this article is to assess the weight of such personal logic in the explanation of location choices for new facilities in the French manufacturing and software industries.

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  • Bertrand SERGOT, 2007. "La personnalisation des décisions de localisation:le cas des créations de nouveaux sites dans les secteurs de l’industrie manufacturière et de l’édition de logiciels," Revue Finance Contrôle Stratégie,, vol. 10(4), pages 111-140, December.
  • Handle: RePEc:dij:revfcs:v:10:y:2007:i:q4:p:111-140

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    localisation; processus de décision; réseaux sociaux; inertie; location; decision process; social networks; inertia.;

    JEL classification:

    • R30 - Urban, Rural, Regional, Real Estate, and Transportation Economics - - Real Estate Markets, Spatial Production Analysis, and Firm Location - - - General


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