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Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 28 March 2018 08:13:00PM *  1 point [-]

Multinational corporations don't work that way:

Sure they do, companies can have branches in different areas doing different things. E.g. investment bank branches in Houston do energy banking, in LA they do media and retail, in NYC they are generalists.

Different kinds of industries arise in different locations.

Chain restaurants have different menus in different countries.

Universities in different cities focus on different things.

Different music styles and dance techniques become popular in different locations.

Having different centers for different topics is good because it amplifies network effects for the people who are involved with each topic.

Comment author: Jan_Kulveit 29 March 2018 06:18:17AM 0 points [-]

So if I understand correctly your answer to "How much should geography correlate with function?" is "strong correlation is good". Do you see some limits, or the stronger, the better?

Comment author: kbog  (EA Profile) 29 March 2018 06:52:02AM *  0 points [-]

People will naturally respond appropriately to the parameters of the environment. So unless you can identify a specific problem, whatever they do is fine.