Private versus Public Service Location Behaviour: The Case of Rural Dentists
The purpose of this paper is to explore the interface between private and public service location behavior. An empirical test investigates the following hypothesis: when competition is restricted to locational behavior, independent private firms select their locations so as to maximize accessibility to their clients. The case of dentists in a rural environment supports this hypothesis by showing a significant similarity between the observed location pattern and simulated p-median configurations.
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Volume (Year): 25 (1991)
Issue (Month): 2 (July)
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