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An Economic Geography of Globalizing Retail: Emergence, Characteristics, Contribution

Wrigley, Neil and Wood, Steven (2018) An Economic Geography of Globalizing Retail: Emergence, Characteristics, Contribution In: The Routledge Companion to the Geography of International Business. Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Accounting . Routledge, London & New York. ISBN 9781138953345

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By the end of the first decade of the 21st Century − more than fifteen years after Gereffi’s (1994) identification of retailer buyer-driven global supply chains, and the subsequent engagement of economic geographers with the transformational impacts of multinational retailers within emerging economies (Coe and Wrigley, 2007) − Hamilton et al. (2011, p 3) summarised the increasing consensus that large retailers had become ‘the key organisers of the global economy’. But what have been the contributions of international business studies (IB) and economic geography to this consensus? In this chapter, we provide an assessment of these contributions in order to understand how economic geography has been able to make a distinct and strategically important impact despite its modest scale compared to the critical mass of international business studies.

Item Type: Book Section
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
Wrigley, Neil
Editors :
Cook, G.
Beaverstock, J.
Johns, J.
McDonald, F.
Pandit, N.
Date : 22 March 2018
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2018 – Routledge
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 28 Jun 2017 07:49
Last Modified : 16 Jan 2019 18:53

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