Industrial locations Technology AL Questions (1988) Explain why some processing ind. are raw material oriented whilst some others are market oriented. What impact have advances in technology had on the location of these two types of industries? AL Questions (1996) With reference to regional examples, explain how and why energy is often an important factor in the distribution of manufacturing industry. How may technological change influence the effect of energy on location? AL Questions (2000) Due to technological innovation, especially in information technology, industrial production has become easier across international borders. With reference to the inputs of manufacturing systems, describe how the advancement in information technology may help to facilitate cross-border production among different countries. How has this trend of development affected the location of manufacturing industries? AL Questions (2001) Describe how Weber considers labour as a factor affecting industrial location. With reference to a hi-tech industry, explain how the factor of labour determines its location pattern. Evaluate the relative importance of other locational factors in relation to an industry of your choice. AL Questions (2003) An export-processing zone is a designated area within a country, the purpose of which is to attract export-oriented labour-intensive industries. The governments of some countries also designate high-technology areas in which preferential treatments are offered exclusively to hightechnology industries. Compare and contrast the labour requirements in export-processing zones and high-technology areas. With reference to a region specializing in high-technology industries, discuss the locational factors favourable for the development of these industries. Questions to discuss: Discuss the nature and impact of technological innovations on various industrial location factors, e.g. raw materials, energy, labour, transport/communication, space & land.