Student Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award

Spring 5-19-2022

Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Honors Designation


Program of Study

Communication - Corporate Communication



First Advisor

Richard Wilkins

Second Advisor

Caryn Medved


This study is an initial dive behind the decline of shopping malls and stores across America. More specifically, how did the pandemic caused by COVID-19 contribute to the closure and bankruptcies of many shopping malls. Will the e-commerce business eventually take over and be the primary way consumers obtain their items?


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