Spatial organization of firms: The decision to split production and administration

Kristin Aarland, James C. Davis, J. Vernon Henderson, Yukako Ono

研究成果: Article査読

28 被引用数 (Scopus)

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A firm's production activities are often supported by nonproduction activities, such as administrative units including headquarters, which process information both within and between firms. Firms may physically separate such administrative units from their production activities and create stand-alone central administrative offices (CAOs). However, activities in multiple locations may cause internal communication costs. What types of firms are more likely to separate such functions? If firms separate administration and production, where do they locate CAOs? This paper examines firms' spatial organization using microlevel data from the US Census Bureau.

本文言語English
ページ(範囲)480-494
ページ数15
ジャーナルRAND Journal of Economics
38
2
DOI
出版ステータスPublished - 2007 6
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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics and Econometrics

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