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dc.contributor.authorPrayag, Girish
dc.contributor.authorLandré, Martin
dc.contributor.authorRyan, Chris
dc.date.accessioned2012-07-03T03:23:42Z
dc.date.available2012-07-03T03:23:42Z
dc.date.copyright2012
dc.date.issued2012
dc.identifier.citationGirish, P., Martin, L. & Chris, R. (2012). Restaurant location in Hamilton, New Zealand: clustering patterns from 1996 to 2008. International Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management, 24(3), 430 – 450.en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10289/6438
dc.description.abstractPurpose – The purpose of this study is to assess the evolution of restaurant locations in the city of Hamilton over a 12-year period (1996 to 2008) using GIS techniques. Retail theories such as central place, spatial interaction and principle of minimum differentiation are applied to the restaurant setting. Design/methodology/approach – A database of restaurants was compiled using the NZ yellow pages and contained 981 entries that consisted mainly of location addresses and types of cuisine. This paper focuses on locational patterns only. Findings – A process of geo-coding and clustering enabled the identification of two clustering periods over 12 years for city restaurants, indicating locational patterns of agglomeration within a short walking distance of the CBD and spill over effects to the north of the city. Research limitations/implications – The data do not allow statistical analysis of the variables causing the clustering but offer a visual description of the evolution. Explanations are offered on the possible planning regimes, retail provision and population changes that may explain this evolution. Practical implications – The findings allow identification of land use patterns in Hamilton city and potential areas where new restaurants could be developed. Also, the usefulness of geo-coded data in identifying clustering effects is highlighted. Originality/value – Existing location studies relate mostly to site selection criteria in the retailing industry while few have considered the evolution of restaurant locations in a specific geographic area. This paper offers a case study of Hamilton city and highlights the usefulness of GIS techniques in understanding locational patterns.en_NZ
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherEmerald Group Publishing Limiteden_NZ
dc.relation.ispartofInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Management
dc.relation.urihttp://www.emeraldinsight.com/journals.htm?articleid=17014862en_NZ
dc.subjectcluster analysisen_NZ
dc.subjectgeographic information systemsen_NZ
dc.subjectGISen_NZ
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_NZ
dc.subjectrestaurant locationen_NZ
dc.subjectretailingen_NZ
dc.subjectretailing theoryen_NZ
dc.subjectspatial patternsen_NZ
dc.titleRestaurant location in Hamilton, New Zealand: clustering patterns from 1996 to 2008en_NZ
dc.typeJournal Articleen_NZ
dc.identifier.doi10.1108/09596111211217897en_NZ
dc.relation.isPartOfInternational Journal of Contemporary Hospitality Managementen_NZ
pubs.begin-page430en_NZ
pubs.elements-id37570
pubs.end-page450en_NZ
pubs.issue3en_NZ
pubs.volume24en_NZ


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