Alfred Weber's Model of Industrial Location


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_____ can be used by Herman to find the perfect location for his new upholstery plant.

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1. Weber's location triangle includes what parameters?

2. Weber's Material Index is defined as:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

This quiz and worksheet assessment tool allows you to quickly and effectively measure how much you understand about Weber's Model of Industrial Location. You should be familiar with basic components and parameters of this model in order to do well on this assessment.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

To complete this quiz, you will need to:

  • Identify what someone can use to find the perfect location for an upholstery plant
  • Identify the parameters included in Weber's location triangle
  • Define Weber's Material Index
  • Name which component of this model influences the labor cost index
  • Select the term that describes the practice of businesses offering unique goods moving to areas where companies cluster in order to make a profit

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the lesson, such as what an individual might use to help him select the perfect location for a new plant
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding influences on the labor cost index
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about Weber's location triangle and Material Index

Additional Learning

Strengthen your understanding of this concept by studying the lesson titled Alfred Weber's Model of Industrial Location. Details you will review in this lesson include:

  • Who Alfred Weber was
  • When his theory of industrial location was published
  • What type of factors Weber looked at in regards to costs
  • What formula is used to calculate labor cost index
  • Which term describes the act of companies abandoning an area due to intense concentration