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Due: Tuesday, May 28 (in class) [Online submissions: Wednesday, Noon] [Thursday submissions will -- as always -- be "late" unless they was excused before Tuesday or submitted online on time.]
Yet, economic geographers are often interested in the activities of individual organizations or corporations at particular locations and are unable to glean relevant information from government statistics. The dependence on corporate disclosures leads us right back to the annual reports and similar publications. The Internet has added not only a means of circulating such information to a much wider audience, but has added incentives (and public expectations) for the disclosure of new kinds of information. Thus, I finally come to the core of the exercise:
As a starting point, you may want to use the following Internet page: http://faculty.washington.edu/krumme/corps.html [which, however, contains only "corporations"]
Note: Transportation companies such as airlines may be easy targets of your research, since they are likely to be very "geographic", i.e. connect distinct locations and wish to let everybody know about it. However, to be fair in the context of this "award selection process", I would suggest that you give all companies or organizations (which you can connect to your area of interests) equal treatment. In other words, while advertizing their route as a product (similarly to the way other companies advertize their products), airlines may not provide particularly useful information for economic-geographic analyses other than "network analysis".
You may -- but you do not have to -- use THIS FORM to select or develop (an equivalent number of) your own criteria and provide your responses.