Title: Selecting industrial investment locations in master plans of countries

Authors: Burak Omer Saracoglu

Addresses: Orhantepe Mahallesi, Tekel Caddesi, Geziyolu Sokak, 34865 Dragos, Kartal, Istanbul, Turkey

Abstract: The plans for industries of a country can be organised based on the top down philosophy as the strategic, master and regional plans. These plans should be supported by some sector and company plans such as the business plans and the investment plans. All these business and management tools should essentially be linked or associated with each other by the intelligent systems. The objective of this paper is to solve one of the crucial problems in the industrial master plans, the industrial investment location selection. One of the government budgeted programmes in Turkey aims to search, find, define, investigate, select and decide new candidate locations of new building shipyards in Turkey. This study presents a new decision support procedure based on AHP for the location selection problems in master plans. Finally, some of the new building shipyard zone location alternatives, based on the cluster philosophy in Turkey, have been presented. [Received 16 May 2011; Revised 27 September 2011; 27 November 2011; Accepted 29 November 2011]

Keywords: country master plans; strategic planning; location selection; facilities planning; facility location; industrial investment locations; analytical hierarchy process; AHP; geographic information systems; GIS; Turkey; shipyards; shipyard location; clusters; government support.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2013.055016

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2013 Vol.7 No.4, pp.416 - 441

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 25 Jun 2013 *

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