Book Updates, Business Cases, Research Methods & Theory
Many versions of the book such as hardback, paperback, and ebook are en process with the first book version being paperback.
Paperback version of Our Six Dimensions can be purchased from Amazon. I am converting Our Six Dimensions into Ebook format and charts plus figures in the manuscript are making Ebook conversion a real test to overcome. When new book versions become available updates will be posted and information sent through newsletter.
I did not expect my research of measuring businesses as urban cultural icons to expand into identifying and testing six dimensions, plus formatting templates sequencing the dimensions. There are 178 references and thinking about it since all 349 research cases for the six dimensions contained Human and Entity, with Time, Transactions, Place, and Constants as candidates for inclusion I am hesitant to suggest many more references could have been used to support the six dimensions.
Multiple research methods were used: Stratified Proportionate Sampling, Qualitative observations, and statistical analysis.
Business Cases Used in Measuring Businesses as Urban Cultural Icons
The data set used in measuring businesses as urban cultural icons included 58 businesses. Listed below are links of some business cases: Morning Call, Brocato's, Dorignac's Grocery, Judice Inn, PJ's Coffee, Nisiyama Onsen Keinunkan Hotel, Bingley Arms, Brookville Hotel, Cheever's Cafe, Bud's Broilers, Irma Hotel, Taco Cabana, King Sooper's Grocery, Albertson's, WhataBurger, Cafe du Monde, CVS Pharmacy, Sonic Drive In, Dillard's Department Store, Walgreen's, Taco Bell, Baskin Robbins, La Quinta Inns, Super Cuts, Home Depot, Whole Foods, Marriott Hotels, Applebee's, McDonald's, Burger King, Wal-Mart, Cinemark Theaters, and Starbucks.
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About Dr. Lawrence
Dr. Stephanie Lawrence is the Subject Matter Expert on the Six Dimensions. Her background is BS and MA in Sociology plus PhD in Urban Studies. She has published and presented research and theories at conferences, workshops and lectures.
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My background is sociology and urban studies. I was a PhD candidate beginning to format my research to measure businesses as urban cultural icons and Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans. Around that time I saw the dimensions for the first time and I stared in dis-belief. We had evacuated to Tomball TX and returned home on weekends to remove damaged carpeting, flooring, appliances, and drywall. Our house damage was nothing compared to New Orleans metropolitan service area damage.
When I saw the damage to New Orleans, I expanded my research focus from New Orleans brick and mortar businesses to include U.S.-based brick and mortar businesses. I received my PhD and set about figuring out the research methods to use to test for the six dimensions. I also saw my U.S.-based dissertation data set was limited to businesses started in 1776 and later. So I expanding my urban icons data set to include older international cases. The six dimensions plus expanded urban data set are supported and I continue to be amazed with the dimensions.