Facility siting: the theory-practice nexus

Lesbirel, S. Hayden (2011) Facility siting: the theory-practice nexus. In: Fung, Tung, Lesbirel, S. Hayden , and Lam, Kin-che, (eds.) Facility siting in the Asia-Pacific: perspectives on knowledge production and application. The Chinese University Press, Hong Kong, pp. 7-32.

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The chapter focuses on the relationship between the production and utilisation of knowledge in the siting of facilities. It suggests that the siting literature has evolved over time and has moved away from seeing siting as a technological problem to seeing siting as social and political problem facing all nations. It has developed into a fully-fledged literature which uses a full range of theoretical and methodological approaches to explore siting conficts and their management and has produced a variety of middle-range theories to explain the management of siting conflicts. The literature is highly policy relevant and can provide not only important conceptual insights to siting practitioners in terms of basic perspectives and orientations, but can also offer important instrumental insights in strategic and functional terms. The challenge for the literature in the future will be to build on these achievements and address several theoretical and empirical shortcomings in ways which are seek to fulfill the needs of siting practitioners.

Item ID: 19300
Item Type: Book Chapter (Research - B1)
ISBN: 978-962-996-406-1
Keywords: industrial location, conflict management, knowledge production and utilisation, Asia-Pacific
Date Deposited: 02 Jan 2012 23:10
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