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: This book offers a new understanding of how firms determine their location and what kinds of regional economic policies are needed to attract factories to a country and a region in a highly globalized economic setting. The theoretical and empirical analyses examine the influence of the transfer pricing system, corporate tax rates, and a countryÃ¢ÂÂs industrial structure on a firmÃ¢ÂÂs decision to locate and the impact of firmsÃ¢ÂÂ location on regional economic activities. The theoretical analysis elucidates the importance of the above-mentioned factors in the firmÃ¢ÂÂs selection of possible location. The empirical analysis uses as an example the case of a supply chain in East Asia. The empirical analysis is illustrated with the regional/spatial development experiences at the country level and city level of selected countries and cities. The analysis offers a perspective for understanding the spatial patterns of a cross-border production system.