Places and spatial issues are central to the life of every company

Places and spatial issues are central to the life of every company, from the moment in which they are born and throughout their various development stages. A relocation, the opening of a new branch office, factory or store, maybe in a foreign country, and the start of a relationship to a supplier from a certain region: all this signs often important moments in a company’s life that can signify key turning points in its history. Such historical moments are however just the top of an iceberg: every company interplays constantly with various places, even without being fully conscious of this in every moment. Places affect companies’ lives, but companies, alone or in interaction with others, also affect places. This interplay with places happens through the various resources that firms daily handle, like products, facilities, business units and relationships (