University of Redlands

James B. Pick

Personal Page

James B. Pick is Professor of Business at University of Redlands.  He has been at the University since 1991 and has been Department Chair of Management and Business (1995-1999), Faculty Assembly Chair in the School (2001-2004), Director of Center for Business GIS and Spatial Analysis (Founder 2011-2012; 2017-2019 ), and Founding Member of Academic Senate (2014-2015).  His research areas are in management of information systems, human population and urban studies, GIS, and renewable energy.  He is currently conducting research on spatial and socio-economic modeling of the worldwide and U.S. digital divides, location privacy, the sharing economy, business spatial strategies, and determinants of technology use and non-use in rural villages in India.

He is author or co-author of 170  journal articles, book chapters, and peer-reviewed papers in MIS, GIS, population, and urban studies, and author or co-author of thirteen books, including Geo-Business (Wiley, 2007), Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach (Pearson, 2012), and The Global Digital Divides (Springer, 2015). His new co-authored book, Spatial Business: Competing and Leading with Location Intelligence, is scheduled for publication in early 2021. 




phone.  949 697-7381


Click for Resume

Recent Books

Click for Renewable Energy: Problems and Prospects in Coachella Valley, California (Springer, 2017)

Click for The Global Digital Divides: Explaining Change (Springer, 2015)

Click for Geo-Business: GIS in the Digital Organization (John Wiley and Sons, 2008)

Click for Exploring the Urban Community: A GIS Approach, 2nd Edition, (Prentice Hall, 2012)


Click for Course Syllabus, Special Topics in Emerging Technologies, in MBA, taught in Spring 2019

Click for Course Syllabus, Location Analytics, taught in Spring 2019


Center for Spatial Business, School of Business, University of Redlands - Click for Center for Spatial Business, founded, 2011


Click for Photos from Spring 2009 and Fall 2012 Sabbatical Leaves in Hong and China and from Fall 2019 Sabbatical Leave in Barcelona, Spain