a description of the nature, spatial patterns and future directions of ONE economic activity in a global context. The economic activity selected can be from a wide range of activities such as wheat farming, hydroponics, viticulture, textiles, tourism, advertising, retailing, wholesaling, information technologies, financial and business services industries
factors explaining the nature, spatial patterns and future directions of the selected economic activity such as
biophysical: climate, soils, topography, site
ecological: sustainability and resource use
economic: competitive advantage, consumer demand, mobility of labor and capital
organizational: ownership, decision making and control
technological: transportation, information transmission and flows, biotechnology
political: quotas, tariffs, compacts, agreements
the environmental, social and economic impacts of the economic activity such as pollution, resource depletion, labor exploitation, cultural integration, provision of infrastructure, job creation, transfer pricing.
a geographical study of an economic enterprise operating at a local scale. The business could be an individual enterprise, firm or company such as a family farm, a mine or mining corporation, a hotel, chain of hotels, heritage or tourist site. The case study should explore
the nature of the economic enterprise
ecological dimensions including environmental constraints, climate, and human impacts on the environment such as pollution and ecological sustainability
internal and external linkages and flows of people, goods, services and ideas
effects of global changes in the economic activity on the enterprise.