The retail landscape, past, present and future: A geographical and morphological exploration

Paul Drechsler

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Abstract

If ubiquity and physical prominence are a guide, retailing is one of the most dominant representations of economic activity in typical western space economies. With an eye towards a possible future of technological disruption, this thesis explores how retail activity has been spatially and morphologically expressed in the urban landscape over time. The research employed a qualitative-dominant, sequential mixed methods form of inquiry in four research papers. Two papers were mainly theoretical in nature and two were empirical investigations. The thesis concludes with a conceptualisation of the contemporary retail environment and prognoses about retail landscapes in the future.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Award date5 Jun 2019
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2019

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