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A compelling argument for the gravity p-median model

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  • Carling, Kenneth

    (School of Technology and Business Studies)

  • Håkansson, Johan


    (The Swedish Research Institute of Trade (HUI))

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    The p-median model is used to locate P facilities to serve a geographically distributed population. Conventionally, it is assumed that the population always travels to the nearest facility. Drezner and Drezner (2006, 2007) re-estate three arguments on why this assumption might be incorrect, and they introduce the gravity p-median model to relax the assumption. We favour the gravity p-median model, but we note that in an applied setting, the three arguments are incomplete. In this communication, we point at the existence of a fourth compelling argument for the gravity p-median model.

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    Paper provided by HUI Research in its series HUI Working Papers with number 77.

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    Length: 5 pages
    Date of creation: 04 Nov 2012
    Handle: RePEc:hhs:huiwps:0077
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