a. 1. How is FedEx’s location a competitive advantage? Discuss.
2. Why do so many U.S. firms build facilities in other countries?
3. Why do so many foreign companies build facilities in the U.S.?
4. What is clustering?
5. How does factor weighting incorporate personal preference in location choices?
b. 1. What are the advantages and disadvantages of a qualitative (as opposed to a quantitative) approach to location decision making?
2. Provide two examples of clustering in the service sector.
3. What are the major factors that firms consider when choosing a country in which to locate?
4. What factors affect region/community location decisions?
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