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A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.

Voronoi Diagrams
Voronoi diagrams
Introduction

Voronoi diagrams are a common geometrical space tessellation that allows the combination of location information and other store attributes, with spatial consumer behaviour, to generate influence or trade areas. Influence or catchment area describes an area around a potential site from where a store is likely to draw most of its clients. Trade or market area describes a similar area but for stores already existent, for which it is possible to define polygons with some confidence, using surveys or frequent customers’ cards.

Although Voronoi diagrams, also denominated Dirichlet tessellations, are traditionally attributed to pioneer mathematicians such as Georgy Fedoseevich Voronoï (1868–1908) or Peter Gustav Lejeune Dirichlet (1805–59) they have been discovered and rediscovered several times in science history. Actually, they can be found ...

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