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Abbas, K.; Din, M.U.; Ghani, E.; Qureshi, S.K. Impact of infrastructure and agroclimate on the location of rural bank branches in Pakistan: a preliminary assessment. Pakistan-Development-Review.1996; 35(4 PART 2): 899-909. [Rural financial institutions play an important role in development and growth of the agricultural sector. In developing economies some rural areas are adequately served by financial institutions, while others have little or no access to these institutions.]

ASHCROFT, ROBERT, J. Intrametropolitan branch banking: Ottawa, 1930-1979 ( Canada). Ontario-Geography. 1981. 17, pp 1-18, 9 figs, table, 18 refs.

DANIELS, P. W., Foreign banks and metropolitan development: a comparison of London and New York. Tijdschrift-voor-Economische-en-Sociale-Geografie. 1986. 77(4), pp 269-287.

Using data from an establishment-level survey of foreign banks, a good deal of similarity is shown to exist between London and New York with respect to the rationale for location choice (at the international and metropolitan scale), the patterns of client distribution, the use of intermediate services and impacts on local labour markets. While client location is international, agglomeration economies strongly influence foreign bank location choices and are strongly reflected in the spatial attributes of intermediate service purchasing.

Grotz, R. "The branch network of Australian banks after deregulation: the role of the banks from regional scientific research. Das Filialnetz australischer Banken nach der Deregulierung. Die Rolle von Banken in der regionalwissenschaftlichen Forschung." Colloquium-Geographicum.1997. 23/-, 85-92.. [Banking systems play an important role for regional development. The paper deals with changes in the Australian banking sector after deregulation measures have been taken.]

Harrington, J.W. and B. Warf, Industrial Location, 1995, pp.216ff. (especially pp.218-20 "The Importance of Regulation on Banking Change and Location")

Klagge, B. Intrafirm regional networks of multinational banks: the case of Eastern Europe. (Unternehmensinterne regionale Netzwerkbeziehungen in multinationalen Banken: das Beispiel Osteuropa.) Geographische-Zeitschrift.1997; 85(4): 231-248. [The significance and characteristics of networks - defined as governance modes between market and hierarchy - has recently been an important research focus in economic geography.]

Park, J.H., The international urban system between Korea and Japan in terms of transactions of Korean banks with Japan. Geographical-Review-of-Japan-Series-A.1997; 70 A10(-): 661-675. [The purpose of this paper is to discuss the possibility of direct and stable international linkages between nonmetropolitan cities in the international urban system between Korea and Japan in terms of banking transactions.]

Rodrigue, C.M.; Oliver, V.L., Hub and spoke: deregulation, spatial restructuring, and applied economic geography in banking. Yearbook,-Association-of-Pacific-Coast-Geographers.1994. 56, pp 89-118. [The purpose of this paper is to relate the spatial structure of banking service networks to the dominant arenas of perceived competition among banking institutions.]

Rowe, F.; Beal, L. Information networks and new forms of organisation: the case of banks. (Reseaux de l'information et nouvelles formes d'organisation: le cas des banques.) Annales-de-Geographie.1995. 585-586, pp 516-539.. [The pattern of retail banking, operating a large number of branches, can be questioned. The theory according to which the headquarter of the firm, located at its geographical centre, exclusively carried out strategic functions (personel, IT design, management accounting and strategy making), whereas geographically decentralized units act upon orders of the headquarter, no longer applies.]

Yu, Zhou, Beyond ethnic enclaves: location strategies of Chinese producer service firms in Los Angeles. Economic-Geography.1998; 74(3): 228-251. [Ethnic enclaves are often not only the main residential areas for ethnic populations but also the prime locations for their businesses.]

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