Industrial location theory: in need of flexibility?
Alfred Weber's industrial location theory has long been a staple of industrial geographers. However, recent changes in the nature and location of manufacturing industry in the developed countries - hailed by some as a new era of 'flexible accumulation' - highlight problems in Weber's theory. Critics now argue that industrial location theories need to be grounded historically and updated or even rejected in the light of transformations in the industrial landscape.
Castree, N. (1992). Industrial location theory: in need of flexibility?. Geography Review, 6 (4), 38-41.