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Little attention has been devoted to the study of spatial organization of marketingfacilities in developing countries, even though such studies would be mostuseful for a wide range of marketing problems. The results of such studies couldbe valuable to private and public decision-makers in developing countries whosepolicies and decisions determine the number, size and location of marketing facilities.The spatial organization model developed in this paper for application tothe oilseeds industry in Sudan demonstrates the relevance of this research techniquefor developing country studies of marketing facilities. A linear programmingtransshipment model is utilized to determine the optimal spatialorganization of oilseeds in Sudan when the costs of oilseed assembly, processingand distribution of oil and cake to final destinations are considered simultaneously.The optimal spatial organization of oilseed processing plants was determinedfor six alternative solutions. Model results indicate that the optimalorganization of processing plants would be obtained with fewer and larger plants,resulting in lower transportation costs.

Subject(s): Industrial Organization

Marketing

Issue Date: 1987-10

Publication Type: Journal Article

PURL Identifier: http://purl.umn.edu/172043 Published in: Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists, Volume 01, Issue 3 Page range: 209-227

Total Pages: 20

Record appears in: International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE) > Agricultural Economics: The Journal of the International Association of Agricultural Economists





Autor: Baldwin, E. Dean ; Babiker, Babiker Idris ; Larson, Donald W.

Fuente: http://ageconsearch.umn.edu/record/172043?ln=en







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