Location of retail stores in city center and outskirts under spatial price competition: Improvements in radial and ring roads

Akio Kishi, Tatsuhito Kono, Yoshitaka Nozoe

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Abstract

Retail stores locate in both the center and the outskirts of most cities. Their locations can change with transportation improvements. This paper presents a spatial price competition model with central and outlying commercial areas. It illustrates the relationship between retail store location and transportation improvements. An improvement of a radial road connecting the city center and the outskirts contributes to commercial development in the central area. However, an improvement of a ring road in the outskirts does not always engender a decline in thenumber of stores in central commercial areas.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-194
Number of pages22
JournalReview of Regional Studies
Volume45
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2015 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Retail stores location
  • Spatial price competition

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development
  • Earth-Surface Processes

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