Switched On And Off

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Switched On And Off

  1. 1. Oil resources Coastline – ideal for trade Physical factors aid growth of industry e.g. relief and minerals Strategic location e.g. Pacific Rim encourages investment Large labour force Affluence attracts service providers Skilled labour force (has universities) Languages spoken e.g. English in call centres
  2. 2. Oil resources Coastline – ideal for trade Physical factors aid growth of industry e.g. relief and minerals Strategic location e.g. Pacific Rim encourages investment Large labour force Affluence attracts service providers Skilled labour force (has universities) Languages spoken e.g. English in call centres
  3. 3. The multiplier effect – the positive spin offs that follow an initial investment (e.g. factory) in a location. Other firms may gain business supplying parts, the increased spending power of workers stimulates the service sector, and higher tax revenues can be invested in education and infrastructure. Cumulative causation – a model that explains why wealth becomes concentrated in certain places. Globalisation increases the chances of this, as local people can find global markets for their products or attract employers with their skills.
  4. 4. Case study activity <ul><li>Switched on: China </li></ul><ul><li>Switched off: The Gambia </li></ul><ul><li>For each case study, identify </li></ul><ul><li>Causes of their status as switched on or switched off places </li></ul><ul><li>The effects of this </li></ul>

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