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A Dictionary of Geography

Susan Mayhew

The ease of approach to one location from other locations: in terms of the distance travelled, the cost of travel, or the time taken. The improvement of infrastructures produces an increase in accessibility that positively affects the competitiveness of the economic system and favours the appearance of specialization benefits and scale economies. In fact, regions with high levels of accessibility to the locations of input materials and markets tend to be more productive and competitive than peripheral and remote regions; see Gutiérrez in R. Kitchin and N. Thrift, eds (... ...

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