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The geography of air freight and metropolitan economies: potential connections 2010 6059 Despite the recent remarkable growth of air freight shipments, much of the existing literature on the geography of air transportation has paid more attention to passenger travel than freight shipments. The purpose of this dissertation is to elevate o...
The geography of industry specialization: tourism development strategies within the Appalachian regional commission area 2010 6044 As a result of the tourism industry's growth and receipts many communities have embraced the industry as an economic development tool. It is less clear if tourism can be a panacea. The purpose of this dissertation is to provide a better understanding...
The economic geography of the tourist industry by U.S. metropolitan area: a supply-side analysis 2010 8112 The research in this dissertation articulates the economic geography of the tourist industry in the United States by metropolitan statistical area (MSA) from a supply-side perspective. It examines the complex economic mix of the tourism production sy...
Urban form and air quality in U.S. metropolitan and megapolitan areas 2011 2912 The spatial form, or morphology, of urban areas may significantly affect the anthropogenic production of air pollutants. This dissertation explores the relationships between air quality and urban form at the metropolitan and megapolitan (multi-metrop...
Land-use/land-cover and water quality in the Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina: spatial-temporal relationships 2014 5628 As North Carolina experiences population growth and related development, it will become increasingly important to understand how different land-use/land-cover (LULC) types shape the geography of water quality. This dissertation explores the relations...
Geographic patterns of the creative class for megapolitan and non-megapolitan counties of the contiguous United States: key predictors and clusters 2014 943 Workers in creative occupations play increasingly important roles in the economic development of the United States. Creative workers are members of the creative class and two different measures were studied. The first measure included all creative oc...
Newly Incorporated Municipalities (NIMs) in the United States 1990 - 2000: Socioeconomic Differences 2007 2906 The purpose of this dissertation was to conduct a systematic examination into municipal incorporation activity in the United States through three primary avenues. To accomplish this task Boundary and Annexation Survey (BAS) and 2000 U.S. Census Burea...
Residential Building Permit Activity by U.S. Metropolitan Area: Key Agents of Change 2008 4345 Housing construction is considered a key parameter of the overall health of the U.S economy. Spatially, housing represents the largest single urban land use of most metropolitan areas encompassing about 35 to 45 percent of land in most cities. Based ...
The geography of technopoles : computer and electronic product manufacturing by MSA, 2005 2007 2559 "The purpose of this thesis was to examine and better explain the spatial distribution of computer and electronic product manufacturing employment by MSA. It will be argued that the geography of computer and electronic product manufacturing is strong...
The geography of air passengers and employment patterns by US core urban area following the Great Recession: 2009---2012 2015 928 It has been suggested that successful economies and convenient access to air transportation are correlated and that centrality in the high-tech business network is a precursor to a robust economy. It is hypothesized in this thesis that a significant ...
Housing affordability by metropolitan area 2006 2561 "The purpose of this research is to articulate the relationships that exist between housing affordability by metropolitan areas and the following variables: housing costs, income, educational attainment, population density, population growth rate, an...
Air Transportation by Metropolitan Area: Different Measures of Airport Activity Yields. 2010 3210 Airports and the airline industry are key components of the national economy, in part, because air transportation shapes the spatial hierarchy of metropolitan economies. However, it is less well understood how various measures of airport activity mig...
The Geography of the Renewable Energy Industry and Potential Supply Chains in North Carolina 2015 671111 The purpose of this thesis was to examine the geography of North Carolina's renewable energy supply chain, as well as that of the state's existing renewable energy and energy efficiency sectors. It was argued that the urbanization and localization ec...
Geographies of entrepreneurship: non-farm proprietorship employment by U.S. metropolitan area-the key predictors 2016 1022 The entrepreneurial process is the result of the interaction between the individual entrepreneur and the surrounding environment or entrepreneurial ecosystem, which is heterogeneously endowed with knowledge, institutions, resources, and demand for pr...
The geography of the Long-term Care Continuum production system by county 2017 999 The objective of this dissertation is to examine the fundamental geographic patterns at play regarding the spatial distribution of specific Aging in Place (AIP) and Aging in Community (AIC) opportunities in the United States by county, focusing on th...
Going against the grain? Brazil and the global furniture production network 2016 2965 Much of the literature dealing with the global production network (GPN) of furniture tends to focus on larger transnational corporations especially in Asia. By contrast, research on the GPN of small and medium sized furniture enterprises like those i...
Remote sensing analysis of urban heat island effects on selected impervious surfaces in western Guilford County, NC, 2022 2022 140 This research paper aims to provide a quantifiable measurement of albedo and surface temperature of selected sites in the western part of Guilford County, NC, near the cities of Greensboro, High Point, and Kernersville, highlighting specific grey inf...
The electoral geography of provisional ballot in North Carolina by county: 2008 U.S. Presidential election 2012 3814 The geography of provisional ballots is a realm of electoral geography that is increasingly important as a key component of shaping election outcomes, yet has been considerably under-researched. This purpose of this dissertation is to identify the ge...
The geography of creativity in the Greater Tokyo Area: 2000-2010 2018 4010 Since Richard Florida’s theory of the creative class was first introduced, many related studies of creativity, have been undertaken regarding analyzing the key features and predictors of the knowledge economy. Though the notion of the creative class ...
Weather impacts on visitor behavior: a spatio-temporal study of select U.S. metropolitan zoological parks 2015 815 This dissertation is comprised of three manuscripts that will be submitted to peer-reviewed academic journals. The first paper is a review of the relationship between PET-derived temperature categories and daily visitor attendance at the Phoenix and ...
Creative class employment and passenger air traffic by MSA: 2008-2013 2016 1160 It has been suggested that certain sectors of employment play a key role in stimulating air passenger enplanements, one of these being the creative class. It is hypothesized in this thesis that there will be a positive correlation between the creativ...
Geography of entrepreneurship : non-farm proprietorship by U.S. county – key predictors 2021 375 This three-article dissertation explores the geography of non-farm proprietorship (NFP) employment by U.S. County in 2016. NFP employment continues to be an important and emerging research area in the field of entrepreneurship. All three articles use...