Center for Spatial Business resources

From curricular materials and workshop slides to industry and academic journals, you'll find resources to support the understanding and advancement of Business GIS and Spatial Analysis.

For University of Redlands students and faculty

GIS industry journals

Curricular and teaching materials

MBA, Location Analytics Concentration

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Bachelor of Science in Business 
BUSB 433, GIS for Business 

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National and international workshops and conferences

Select the desired link below to access materials from workshops GISAB has held or attended:

2017: AMCIS Workshop, Boston

Workshop Agenda

Intro to Workshop and Sharing Economy

Location Analytics and Big Data

AMCIS Keynote Speaker


2016: AMCIS Workshop, San Diego


Workshop Agenda

Location Analytics and GIS


2016: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on Big Data: Foundation, Emerging Applications and Research - December 2016

Dublin, Ireland
Organized by Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) of the Association for Information Systems

Workshop Agenda

Overview of Spatial Big Data and Analytics

Spatial Decision  Making

Research Opportunities in Location Analytics, Spatial Decision Making, and GIS for IS/IT Researchers: Findings from a Survey

2015: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on Locational Analytics and Big Data: Foundations, Emerging Applications and Research
December 2015, Fort Worth , TX

Organized by Special Interest Group on Geographic Information Systems (SIGGIS) of the Association for Information Systems

Workshop Announcement and Agenda

Workshop Presentations
Brian N. Hilton, Ph.D. - Overview of Spatial Big Data and Analytics
James B. Pick - Applications and Examples of Spatial Big Data Analytics
Namchul Shin - Research Opportunities in Spatial Big Data, Location and Analytics for IS Researcher

Peer-Reviewed Papers accepted for Presentation at the December 2015 Workshop:

Author     Paper
Christopher Franklin   Space-Time Diffusion Visualization using Bayesian Inference
Olusola Samuel-Ojo, et. al.   Growth and Migration of Benthic Habitats: Spatial Microsimulation Approach
Pick, et. al.    A Spatial and Regression Analysis of Social Media in U.S. Counties
Omar Arlwais, et. al.   Evaluating Local Government Usage of GIS: A New Maturity Model
Peter Keenan, Gianluca Miscione   Desperately Seeking the IS in GIS 

 

2015: AMCIS Workshop on Big Data and Location Analytics, Puerto Rico
Agenda

Geospatial and Location Analytics Backdrop (A. Sarkar, D. Farkas)

Social Media, Crime Prediction, GIS, and Enhanced NLP Text Analysis (A. Corso)

Location, GIS, and Spatial Big Data Conceptual Foundations (B. Rama)

Intersection of Big Data, Analytics, and GIS (J. Pick, N. Shin)

2014: ICIS Pre-Conference Workshop on GIS and Spatial Analysis, December 2014- Auckland, New Zealand

Workshop Overview

Making A Case - Why are GIS and Spatial Analysis Relevant

Overview of GIS - Integrating GIS into Business School Teaching Overview of GIS - Integrating GIS into IS/IT Research

Building a Publication Record in GIS 

Industry Keynote by Scott Campbell, Head of Technology, Eagle Technology Group Ltd. 

Workshop Proceedings Papers:
Application of GIS to Support Regional Policy for Development of Renewable Energy in Southern California - An Exploratory Case Study Analysis - PowerPoint

The Role of "Big Data" in Regional Low-Carbon Management: A Case in China

2014: AMCIS Workshop on GIS for Smart Sustainability, August 2014 - Savannah, GA

Workshop Agenda

Workshop materials

Industry keynote by Mr. Bill Meehan, Director of Utility Solutions, Esri

Center staff publications

JOURNAL ARTICLES

  • Pick, J. B., & Azari, R. (2011). A global model of utilization of technology based on governmental, social, economic, and business investment factors. Journal of Management Information Systems, 28(1), 51-85.

  • Pick, J., Nishida, T., & Zhang, X. (2013). Determinants of China's Technology Availability and Utilization 2006–2009: A Spatial Analysis. The Information Society, 29(1), 26-48.

  • Pick, James B., Ozgur Turetken, Amit Deokar, and Avijit Sarkar. (2017). “Location Analytics and Decision Support: Reflections on Recent Advancements, a Research Framework, and the Path Ahead. Decision Support Systems 99:1-8.

  • Pick, James B. 2017. “Smart Cities in US and Worldwide: Rich Arena for MIS studies.” Journal of Information Technology Case and Application Research 19(3):1-12.

  • Farkas, Dan, Brian Hilton, James Pick, Hindupur Ramakrishna, Avijit Sarkar, and Namchul Shin. 2015. “A Tutorial on Geographic Information Systems: A Ten-year Update.” Communications of the Association for Information Systems, 38, Article 9. Available at http://aisel.aisnet.org/cais/vol38/iss1/9.

  • Pick, James B., Avijit Sarkar, and Jeremy Johnson. 2015. “United States Digital Divide: State Level Analysis of Spatial Clustering and Multivariate Determinants of ICT Utilization.” Socio-Economic Planning Sciences, 49:16-32.

  • Pick, James B., and Tetsushi Nishida. 2015. “Digital divides in the world and its regions: A spatial and multivariate analysis of technological utilization.” Technological Forecasting and Social Change, 91:1-17.

  • Nishida, Tetsushi, James B. Pick, and Avijit Sarkar. 2014. “Japan’s Prefectural Digital Divide: Multivariate and Spatial Analysis.” Telecommunications Policy 38(11):992-1010.

  • Greene, Richard P. and James B. Pick. 2012. "Chicago's Changing Suburban Hierarchy: 2000 to 2010." Journal of Maps, 18(3):185-208

BOOK CHAPTERS

  • Pick, J. B., Nishida, T., & Sarkar, A. (2014). Broadband utilization in the Indian states: Socio-economic correlates and geographic aspects. Management of broadband technology innovation, 269-296.

  • Gray, P., Horan, T, & Pick, J. B. (2013). Geographic Information Systems. in Gass, Saul, and Harris, Carl M. (eds.), Encyclopedia of Operations Research and Management Science, 3rd edition, New York, NY: Springer Science, in press.
  • Pick, J. B. (2013). Geographical Information Systems, in Straub, Detmar, and Richard Welke (eds.) Encyclopedia of Management, Volume 7. New York, John Wiley and Sons, in press.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Jessica Rosales. (2017).  “ICT-enabled E-Entertainment Services in United States Counties:  Socio-economic Determinants and Geographic Patterns,” in  J. Choudrie, S. Kurnia, and P. Tsatsou (Eds.), Innovative ICT-enable Services and Social Inclusion, London: Routledge, forthcoming.

  • Perry, Monica, James Pick, and Jessica Rosales. (2015). “Renewable Energy Challenges and Opportunities: Geospatial and Qualitative Analysis of Southern California, “ in Xie, YiChun (ed.), Geo-Informatics in Resource Management and Sustainable Ecosystem.  Communications in Computer and Information Science Volume 482, Heidelberg, Germany, Springer-Verlag, 571-580.

  • Pick, James B., Tetsushi Nishida, and Avijit Sarkar. (2013). "Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects of Technology Utilization in the Indian States." Invited manuscript in revision with Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton (eds.), Management of Broadband Technology Innovation, Oxford, England: Routledge.

REFEREED PAPERS IN CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS

  • Pick, James B. and Tetsushi Nishida. (2011). "Spatial Analysis of the Global Digital Divide." Proceedings of the 2011 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Information Systems.

  • Pick, James B. and Tetsushi Nishida. (2012). "Determinants of Worldwide Technology Utilization and Availability: A Geospatial and Regression Analysis." Proceedings of the Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences, IEEE, pp. 4840-4849. Revised and expanded version under review at Technological Forecasting and Social Change.

  • Tetsushi Nishida,  James B. Pick, and Avijit Sarkar. (2012). Spatial and Multivariate Analysis of Japan's Prefectural Digital Divide. Proceedings of 2012 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Information Systems. Revised and expanded manuscript under review with European Journal of Information Systems.

  • Avijit Sarkar and James B. Pick. (2012). GIS in Business School Curricula: Trends and a Case Study. 2012 Proceedings of the Information Systems Educator's Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, EDSIG (Education Special Interest Group of the AITP, Vol. 29, pp. 1-11. Manuscript invited for submission to Information Systems Education Journal.

  • A. Sarkar, H. Ramakrishna, and B. Vijayaraman, "A profile of OR-GIS journal publications: History and trends", Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Decision Sciences Institute, San Francisco CA, November 2012.

  • H. Ramakrishna, A. Sarkar, and B. Vijayaraman, "A Comparison of Infusion of GIS and Spatial Analysis Concepts Among AACSB and non-AACSB Business Schools", Proceedings of the 40th Annual Meeting of the Western Decision Sciences Institute, Portland OR, April 2011.

  • Koohikamali, Mehrdad, Avijit Sarkar, and James B. Pick (2017). “Motivations to participate in sharing economy: How location matters?” Emerging Research Forum. Proceedings of 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA: Association for Information Systems.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Elizabeth Parrish. (2017).  Spatial Patterns and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Internet Use in U.S. States: Implications for the Digital Divide.  2017 DSI Annual Meeting Proceedings. Atlanta, Georgia: Decision Science Institute.

  • Pick, James B. Avijit Sarkar, and Elizabeth Parrish. (2017). The Digital Divide in Latin America and the Caribbean: A Multivariate and Geospatial Analysis. Proceedings of 2017 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Boston, MA: Association for Information Systems.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Greg Moss. (2017).  Geographic Patterns and Socio-Economic Influences on Mobile Internet Access and Use in US Counties. Proceedings of the 50th Hawaiian International Conference on System Sciences IEEE, 4148-4158.

  • T. Nishida, Pick, J., & Sarkar, A. "Spatial and Multivariate Analysis of Japan's Prefectural Digital Divide", Proceedings of the 18th Americas Conference on Information Systems, Seattle WA, August 2012. Revised and expanded manuscript under review by European Journal of Information Systems (EJIS).

  • Sarkar, Avijit, Mehrdad Koohikamali, and James B. Pick. (2017).  Spatiotemporal Patterns and Socioeconomic Dimensions of Shared Accommodations: The Case of Airbnb in Los Angeles, California. Proceedings of 2017 International Symposium on Spatiotemporal Computing, in press.

  • Sarkar, Avijit, James B. Pick, and Jessica Rosales. (2016). Multivariate and Geospatial Analysis of Technology Utilization in US Counties.  Proceedings of 2016 Americas Conference on Information Systems, Atlanta, Georgia: Association for Information Systems.

BOOKS

  • Pick, J. B., Nishida, T., & Sarkar, A. (2013). Socio-Economic Correlates and Geographic Aspects of Technology Utilization in the Indian States. Invited manuscript in revision with Jyoti Choudrie and Catherine Middleton (eds.), Management of Broadband Technology Innovation, Oxford, England: Routledge.

  • Pick, James B. (with chapter 6 co-authored by Monica Perry). (2017). Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in the Coachella Valley of California. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Nature.

  • Pick, James B. and Avjit Sarkar.  (2015).  The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change.  Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag.

WORKING PAPERS

Assessing the Business Value of Geographic Information Systems: A Process-Oriented Approach, James Pick, Namchul Shin

GIS for Advantage in Marketing and Routing: Case Study of a Small Home Accessories Firm, James B. Pick, Kamala Gollakota, Hamid Falatoon, Lisa Benvenuti, Nathan Jimerson

An Integrated GIS Approach for the Analysis of the Service Industry Clusters,  Emil Boasson, Vigdis Boasson

Infusion of Spatial Analysis and GIS in Business School Curriculum: A Status Report, Hindupur Ramakrishna, Avijit Sarkar, Bindiganavale Vijayaraman

The Benefits of Integrated Business GIS Packages for Small Businesses, Fred Miller Introducing GIS to Small Businesses through an MBEC: The Case of the Inland Empire Minority Business Enterprise Center, Richard Greene, Jerry Platt, Nathan Jimerson