The paper briefly reviews the role of communications in office location decisions and the possible effects of relocation on business contacts. These effects are elaborated by reference to surveys of office communications patterns in different locational situations. A simple model is introduced in which the communications costs of possible decentralized locations are compared to potential savings, particularly office rents and clerical wages. The possible impact of telecommunications on the interaction between locations and communications is also considered in the model. The paper concludes with a discussion of public policies concerning advanced telecommunications systems. /Author/

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Maxwell House, Fairview Park
    Elmsford, NY  United States  10523
  • Authors:
    • Goddard, J B
    • Pye, R
  • Publication Date: 1977

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  • Accession Number: 00157193
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Regional Studies
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 4 1977 12:00AM