Gunter Krumme

Professor Emeritus


I am a professor (now retired) in the Department of Geography having taught courses on location theories, urban and regional economic and market area analysis andgeneral economic geography, as well as seminars on the geography of organizational behaviorand the information economy. For the past 40 years, I have been interested in how corporate enterprises organize and communicate in space, and how such organizational arrangements and communicative structures are affected by and impact surrounding economic development at local and regional levels. Almost from the beginning, I have been part of what often has been referred to as the ‘Washington School of Economic Geography’ which, under the leadership of Morgan D. Thomas, has had a profound and lasting influence on the development of industrial and corporate geography and the academic discourse on regional economic development, technological innovation and the information economy.