Methodological frameworks for the geography of organizations

Vincent J. Del Casino, Andrew J. Grimes, Stephen P. Hanna, John Paul Jones

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In this paper, we present three methodological frameworks for the geographic study of organizations. These are situated within three meta-theoretical perspectives in human geography: spatial science, critical realism, and post-structuralism. Each framework offers a different theorization of organizations, and each prompts different research questions that can be used to guide their geographic study. The research questions we offer are general, and are pertinent to all types of organizations. To supplement the methodological contributions of this paper, we suggest how each of these frameworks might inform empirical investigations of Appalshop, a media arts organization located in Whitesburg, Kentucky. (C) 2000 Elsevier Science Ltd. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)523-538
Number of pages16
Issue number4
StatePublished - 2000


  • Critical realism
  • Kentucky
  • Media-arts
  • Organizations
  • Post-structuralism
  • Spatial science

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Sociology and Political Science


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