Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 2010)

    Evaluating the Optimal City in South China for New Medical Facilities: The Application Modified Porter’s Diamond Framework

    (Received 7 June 2009; accepted 2 December 2009)

    Published Online: 2010

    CODEN: JTEOAD

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    Abstract

    This study presents the methods for modeling optimal city selection for new medical facilities in South China. This study has the objective of identifying the key criteria determining the relative advantages of different cities as a location for a new medical facility to help optimize the location of such facilities. The optimal city depends on various complex and interdependent criteria from the perspective of investors and managers. The weights of the multi-interrelationships criteria are assessed using the analytic network process (ANP) technique. Then, the values obtained for each city are determined using the technique for order preference by similarity to ideal solution utilizing the weights from ANP. Finally, Shenzhen was identified as the best city for a new facility.


    Author Information:

    Lin, Chin-Tsai
    Dept. of Management, Ming Chuan Univ., Taipei,

    Tsai, Meng-Chuan
    Dept. of Sport Business Management, DaYeh Univ., Dacun, Changhua


    Stock #: JTE102555

    ISSN: 0090-3973

    DOI: 10.1520/JTE102555

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    Title Evaluating the Optimal City in South China for New Medical Facilities: The Application Modified Porter’s Diamond Framework
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    Committee E50