Breandan O hUallachain

Professor
Faculty
TEMPE Campus
Mailcode
5302

Biography

Breandan O hUallachain is a professor within the School of Gepgraphical Sciences and Urban Planning. O hUallachain's scholarship has focused on the economic impacts on development, including industrial location and urban economic development.

His recent research focuses on globalization of manufacturing, specifically in the automotive industry. Production by foreign-owned automotive firms in the United States provides an opportunity to investigate the co-location of technological advance and manufacturing. While some scholars report that certain foreign firms are transplanting both of these activities to the United States, others are more circumspect.Identifying automotive patents across American metropolitan areas to develop a new taxonomy of automotive invention, patent ownership is then traced and shows a clear gap between foreign-owned firms’ production in the United States and formation of invention capital. The findings support a hypothesis that globalization of manufacturing noticeably outpaces the spread of invention assets.

Education

  • Ph.D. Geography, University of Illinois 1982
  • M.A. Geography, Indiana University 1976
  • B.A. Geography and Economics, National University of Ireland (University College Dublin) 1973

Research Interests

Economic, industrial location, urban and regional economic development

Publications

  • Breandán Ó hUallacháin and Der-Shiuan Lee. Technological Specialization and Variety in Urban Invention. Regional Studies (2011).
  • Breandan O hUallachain and Timothy F. Leslie. POSTINDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING IN A SUNBELT METROPOLIS: WHERE ARE FACTORIES LOCATED IN PHOENIX?. Urban Geography (2009).
  • Breandan O hUallachain. Regional Growth Transition Clubs in the United States. Papers in Regional Science (2008).
  • Breandan O'Huallachain. Regional Growth Transition Clubs in the United States. Papers in Regional Science (2008).
  • Breandan O'Huallachain. Regional Growth in a Knowledge-Based Economy. International Regional Science Review (2007).
  • Breandan O'Huallachain, Timothy Leslie. Producer Services in the Urban Core and Suburbs of Phoenix. Urban Studies (2007).
  • Breandan O'Huallachain, Timothy Leslie. Rethinking the Regional Knowledge Production. Journal of Economic Geography (2007).
  • Timothy Leslie, Breandan O'Huallachain. Polycentric Phoenix. Economic Geography (2006).
  • Breandan O'Huallachain, Timothy Leslie. Spatial Convergence and Spillovers in American Invention. Annals of the Association of American Geographers (2005).

Research Activity

Courses

Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
GCU 361 Urban Geography
GCU 496 Geographic Research Methods
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
GCU 361 Urban Geography
GCU 441 Economic Geography
GCU 598 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
GCU 241 Global Economy in Transition
GCU 361 Urban Geography
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
GCU 361 Urban Geography
GCU 441 Economic Geography
GCU 598 Special Topics
GCU 799 Dissertation
Fall 2016
Course Number Course Title
GCU 241 Global Economy in Transition
GCU 361 Urban Geography
GCU 799 Dissertation
Spring 2016
Course Number Course Title
GCU 361 Urban Geography
GCU 441 Economic Geography
GCU 598 Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course Number Course Title
GCU 241 Global Economy in Transition
GCU 361 Urban Geography
Spring 2015
Course Number Course Title
GCU 441 Economic Geography
GCU 598 Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course Number Course Title
GCU 241 Global Economy in Transition
GCU 361 Urban Geography
Spring 2014
Course Number Course Title
GCU 441 Economic Geography
GCU 598 Special Topics

Presentations

  • Breandan O hUallachain. Inventive Mega-Regions of the United States. Annual Meeting, Association of American Geographers, Washington DC (Apr 2010).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Using Spatial Analysis to Identify Urban Technology Regions. North American Meeting of the Regional Science Association (Nov 2007).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Rethinking the Regional Knowledge Production Function. 2007 AAG Annual Meeting (Apr 2007).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Regional Growth Transition Clubs in the United States. North American Regional Science Association Annual Meeting (Nov 2006).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Regional Growth Transition Clubs in the United States. Annual AAG Meeting (Mar 2006).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan, Leslie, Timothy. Do University Patents Weaken Knowledge Spillovers?. 2005 North American Meeing of the Regional Science Association (Nov 2005).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan, Leslie, Timothy. Do University Patents Weaken Knowledge Spillovers. Annual Meeting of the Pacific Coast Geographers (Oct 2005).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Establishing GIS Professional Masters Degrees. 2005 Annual Meeting of the Association of Amercican Geographers (Apr 2005).
  • O'Huallachain, Breandan. Spatial Convergence in American Invention. 2005 Annual Meeting of the AAG (Apr 2005).

Service

  • Economic Geography, Manuscript Review (2009 - Present)
  • Economic Geography, Referee (2006 - Present)
  • Office of the President ASU, Expert Contributor (2006 - Present)
  • GRAC Geographical Sciences, Chair and Director of Graduate Studies (2010 - 2011)
  • CLAS Dean's Faculty Advisory Committee, Chair (2008 - 2011)
  • Member of Executive Committee (2007 - 2008)
  • Member of Personnel Committee (2006 - 2008)
  • Personnel, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Scholarship, Member (2006 - 2007)
  • Provost Mentoring Committee, Junior Faculty Mentor (2005 - 2006)
  • Scholarship Committee, Member (2005 - 2006)
  • Regional Studies, Manuscript Reviewer (2005 - 2005)
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Manuscript Referee (2005 - 2005)
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers, Referee (2004)
  • CLAS Strategic Planning Committee, Member (2004)
  • Economic Geography, Referee (2004)
  • The Professional Geographer, Referee (2004)
  • Department of Geography, Department Chair (1997 - 2004)