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Search behavior in an intra-urban migration context: a spatial perspective


  • L A Brown
  • J Holmes


This paper examines spatial search behavior related to intra-urban migration. Its approach is to draw upon related studies to derive expectations with regard to search patterns, and to test these through empirical analysis. This involves identifying and measuring distance, directional, and sectoral spatial biases, for which an algorithm is presented that employs a map transformation and standard ellipse analysis.

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  • L A Brown & J Holmes, 1971. "Search behavior in an intra-urban migration context: a spatial perspective," Environment and Planning A, Pion Ltd, London, vol. 3(3), pages 307-326, March.
  • Handle: RePEc:pio:envira:v:3:y:1971:i:3:p:307-326

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    1. Abhirup Chakrabarti & Will Mitchell, 2013. "The Persistent Effect of Geographic Distance in Acquisition Target Selection," Organization Science, INFORMS, vol. 24(6), pages 1805-1826, December.

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