The purpose of this competition is to promote scholarship and written and oral presentation by students in the field. Papers are invited from current graduate and undergraduate students on any topic in business geography including Retail, Real Estate, Financial Services, Insurance, Manufacturing, Transportation, Marketing, Risk Assessment and Risk Management as well as Supply Chain Management and Logistics.
The Maptitude mapping software team is proud to have provided corporate sponsorship for the Student Paper Competition. The prizes benefit students in higher education studying geography, with the goal to help develop business geography professionals.
“The students are the future; Many of the students will go to work in businesses, and to support these students they must be encouraged with actions like those of the Maptitude team.” - Grant Ian Thrall Ph.D.
The 2016 winners are:
- Undergraduate Competition: Claire Stone, Texas State University
- Graduate Competition: Mengyao Zhang, University of Connecticut
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