Agritourism business entities in Poland in the light of selected theories on economic activity location

Słowa kluczowe: activity location, agritourism business, spatial process, location

Streszczenie:

At present theories explaining location of different firms from all economical sectors create special scientific stream in economical geography. Many theories have been put forward to explain the location of various types of economic activities since the 19th century. Some of them concern only to agriculture or industry. Others concern to modern forms of human, economical activity. In the modern approach, the location of a business also includes the results of the procedure of selecting a site at which an economic activity of a certain kind will be conducted. The location theory aims to define the spatial organisation of a company and to find the variables which will make it possible to state the location and to find analytical solutions.
Agglomerations, due to high power of attracting and retaining the capital and entrepreneurial-minded staff, provide a good location for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
Some theories of industrial location base on the concept of networking, which perceives the enterprise operation as a chain of various activities. Businesses develop while manufacturing goods, then they transfer those goods to successive entities.
At present there are not many researches in literature explaining location, including sector of SMEs. Agritourism activity is the example of this sector creat-ing in rural areas in many parts of Poland.

Cytowanie:

Pałka E. 2012. Agritourism business entities in Poland in the light of selected theories on economic activity location. Infrastruktura i Ekologia Terenów Wiejskich. Nr 2012/ 01 (4 (Dec 2012))