By Alfred Weber
In proposing this publication to the general public i'm spared a humiliation that many writers come across; i don't have to provide an apology for the subject with which it offers. Alfred Weber streatise is a pioneering enterprise. He makes an attempt to grasp via theoretical research an entire desert of proof which has grown up round us over the past centuries in regards to the situation of our sleek production industries. to ensure, others have ventured upon the duty of describing and classifying the phenomena of geographical distribution; yet, as Weber issues out, prior writers didn't get past a trifling enumeration of assorted components which performed a component in picking out the positioning of industries. whereas i'm really inspired with the significance of Weber swork itself, if essentially understood, it truly is accurately this activity of creating it understood approximately which i think very apologetic. regardless of the assistance and suggestion which Professors Leon C. Marshall and Frank W. Taussig, in addition to Drs. E. H. Chamberlin, William Y. Elliot, Edward Mason, Talcott Parsons, and Andreas Pred hl have so generously afforded me, i don't suppose convinced that i've got succeeded in conquering the problems which confront the translator of one of these hugely summary treatise. Had now not Professor Marshall and Dr. Mason learn the full manuscript via and made quite a few feedback for its development, I worry I wouldn't have came upon the braveness to enable it see the sunshine of day. it is going to be conceded by means of those that have launched into the dangerous event of translating summary proposal from one language into one other that not anything is extra perplexing.
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That be done? worth noticing that we know the simple facts about the distribution of agriculture better than those about the disIt is well tribution of industry. This situation is quite easily explained the greater complexity of the industrial sphere. We by have well- INTRODUCTION developed which cover statistics 7 fairly well the areas of cultiva- tion of the different agricultural products, the size of the crops, and their international as well as their local distribution, the lat- ter at least in many We countries.
This entire reasoning among is is is different possible theories based upon a theory of theory which chooses upon the basis of their explanatory value. *° What has been said thus far tion of industries as affected by may suffice to explain the loca- factors to all industries (general factors) and which are both common direct in their operation. But, as was noted before, certain further variations are caused by which are themselves partly caused by those direct factors or primary (Weber These indirect not capable of them regional) factors just discussed.
Similarly useless for our purpose are otherwise quite estimable maps which show us the "relative geographical im- portance" of various industries in relation to the population;^ they give us information concerning the different composition of the population here and there, but not concerning the geographical distribution of the industry itself. If we search for quanti- tatively well defined information regarding the local distribution of industries, we soon find that all industries in all countries, we grope in the dark concerning with perhaps the single exception of mining and smelting production.