Location Intelligence: Business Geography Research and Applications 1

Type: Paper
Theme:
Sponsor Groups: Business Geography Specialty Group, Careers and Professional Development
Poster #:
Day: 4/4/2019
Start / End Time: 9:55 AM / 11:35 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
Room: Stones Throw 3 - Mica, Marriott, Lobby Level
Organizers: Tony Hernandez
Chairs: Tony Hernandez

Call for Submissions

Business geography is well defined as integrating "geographic analysis, reasoning, and technology in support of improved business decisions" (Thrall, 2002). This session provides a forum for research focused on geography as providing an input to business decision-making. Business geography has for much of its history been closely associated with retail applications, and retail research is certainly welcome in this session. However, recent years have also seen a growing concern with building applied geographic research in other components of the economy, including manufacturing, transportation, energy, and finance. This session thus welcomes applied geographic research spanning the economy. Our aim is to provide a unique and targeted opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students to exchange research results and ideas that relate to business applications within geography, broadly framed.

If you would like to participate in the paper sessions at the 2019 AAG, please follow these instructions:

1. Submit your abstract to us by October 25, 2018
2. We will notify you if your paper will be selected for the session(s) by November 8, 2018
3. You must register and submit your abstract to AAG prior to the October 25, 2018 deadline

Please send all email correspondence to Tony Hernandez (thernand@ryerson.ca)


Description

Business geography is well defined as integrating "geographic analysis, reasoning, and technology in support of improved business decisions" (Thrall, 2002). This session provides a forum for research focused on geography as providing an input to business decision-making. Business geography has for much of its history been closely associated with retail applications, and retail research is certainly welcome in this session. However, recent years have also seen a growing concern with building applied geographic research in other components of the economy, including manufacturing, transportation, energy, and finance. This session thus welcomes applied geographic research spanning the economy. Our aim is to provide a unique and targeted opportunity for academics, practitioners, and students to exchange research results and ideas that relate to business applications within geography, broadly framed.


Agenda

Type Details Minutes Start Time
Introduction Tony Hernandez Ryerson University 10 9:55 AM
Presenter Joe Tokosh*, Kent State University, Is the Macy's in my mall going to close? Uncovering the factors associated with the closures of Macy's, Sears, and J.C. Penney stores 15 10:05 AM
Presenter Shuguang Wang*, Ryerson University, Dollarama’s Location Strategy: A Real Estate Perspective 15 10:20 AM
Presenter Murray Rice*, University of North Texas, Judith Forney, University of North Texas, Dee Knight, University of North Texas, Linda Mihalick, University of North Texas, Geography, Real Estate, and Merchandising: Assessing and Extending the Application of GIS Technologies in the Retail Sector 15 10:35 AM
Presenter Brian Ceh*, Ryerson University, Nana Ntim, Ryerson University, Oskaycan Turanoglu, Ryerson University, Effects of Large Retailers on Local-Regional Development, A Comparison of Urban, Suburban, and Exurban Locations in Greater Toronto, Canada 15 10:50 AM
Presenter Lawrence Joseph*, KFC, The Role of Big Data in Retail Location Decision Making 15 11:05 AM
Presenter Tony Hernandez*, Ryerson University, Next generation trade areas and mobile analytics 15 11:20 AM

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