118-0531/01 – Principles of Location and Spatial Order (PRL)

Gurantor departmentDepartment of Regional and Environmental EconomicsCredits8
Subject guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.Subject version guarantorprof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Study levelundergraduate or graduate
Study languageCzech
Year of introduction2006/2007Year of cancellation2007/2008
Intended for the facultiesEKFIntended for study typesBachelor
Instruction secured by
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SUH33 prof. Ing. Jan Sucháček, Ph.D.
Extent of instruction for forms of study
Form of studyWay of compl.Extent
Full-time Credit and Examination 2+1

Subject aims expressed by acquired skills and competences

Cílem předmětu je seznámit posluchače se základními přístupy k lokalizačnímu chování a rozhodování ekonomických subjektů. Zákonitosti lokalizace ekonomických subjektů jsou přitom odvozovány jak na základě analýz lokalizačního chování izolovaných subjektů , tak také ve vazbě na interakce s ostatními subjekty. Lokalizace ekonomických subjektů je přitom základnou pro formování prostorových struktur

Teaching methods


This subject develops the knowledge about location decision-making of enterprises that leads to the formation of spatial structures. Location analysis describes the rules of the location of economic subjects. The location is examined either from the standpoint of isolated enterprise or from the perspective of spatially interacting firm. Application of theoretical conceptions to the particular enterprise, region or locality is discussed widely too

Compulsory literature:

1.Vanhove,N. - Klaassen,L.H.: Regional Policy - European Approach. Avenbury, Gower Publishing Company Limited, 1987. ISBN 0-566-05413-2. 2.Armstrong, H. – Taylor, J.: Regional economics and policy. Harvester Wheatsheaf, 1993. ISBN 0-7450-1439-9.

Recommended literature:

Way of continuous check of knowledge in the course of semester


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Subject has no prerequisities.


Subject has no co-requisities.

Subject syllabus:

I. Location decision-making. Location decision-making of the enterprise. Enterprise or household as an open system. Further interacting subjects. II. Neo-classical, Behavioristic and Structural approach to the location. Location factors, their evolution and relevance. III. Neo-classical approach or the importance of transportation costs for location. Transportation costs and price. Optimal location. IV. Influence of transportation costs on the volume of the production and used technology. Production factors and exerted technology in spatial perspective. V. Transportation costs and spatial monopoly. Price strategies of the spatial monopoly. VI. Organisational structure, technology and location of the enterprise. Enterprise organisational structures and location behaviour. VII. Location behaviour of big and small enterprises. Spatial aspects of entrepreneurship and firm networks. VIII. Theory of production cycle and its spatial aspects. New industry and regional centres of the growth. IX. Interaction of localities: attractiveness and competition. Dispersion and concentration. Mechanisms supporting concentration and dispersion of economic activities. X. Agglomeration effects and their economic importance. Optimal size of the city. XI. Mutual relations of enterprises and creation of spatial structures. Von Thünen’s theory. XII. Theory of urban structures. Location decision-making of households. XIII. Settlement structure and urban systems. Theory of central places. Theory of urban systems. XIV. Models of urban development. Particular developmental stages and their application

Conditions for subject completion

Full-time form (validity from: 1960/1961 Summer semester)
Task nameType of taskMax. number of points
(act. for subtasks)
Min. number of points
Exercises evaluation and Examination Credit and Examination 100 (145) 51
        Examination Examination 100  0
        Exercises evaluation Credit 45  0
Mandatory attendence parzicipation:

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Occurrence in study plans

Academic yearProgrammeField of studySpec.FormStudy language Tut. centreYearWSType of duty
2007/2008 (B6202) Economic Policy and Administration (6202R040) Regional Development P Czech Ostrava 3 Choice-compulsory study plan

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