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An Empirical Mega-Analysis of Retail Locations: Value Platforms, Real-Estate Maturity, and Deployment Decisions

Abstract The objective of this dissertation is to empirically analyze the results of the retail location decision making process and how chain networks evolve given their value platform. It employs one of the largest cross-sectional databases of retailers ever assembled, including 50 US retail chains and over 70,000 store locations. Three closely related articles, which develop new theory explaining location deployment and behaviors of retailers, are presented. The first article, "Regionalism in US Retailing," presents a comprehensive spatial analysis of the domestic patterns of retailers. Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and statistics examine the degree to which the chains are deployed regionally versus nationally. Regional bias is f... (more)
Created Date 2013
Contributor Joseph, Lawrence (Author) / Kuby, Michael (Advisor) / Matthews, Richard (Committee member) / Ó Huallacháin, Breandán (Committee member) / Kumar, Ajith (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Geography / Economics / Business / Business Geography / Diffusion / GIS / Retail / Store Location / Walmart
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 139 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Geography 2013
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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