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Title: The role of medium-sized firms in retail change in Japan
Author(s): Dawson, John
Larke, Roy
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Keywords: Japan
marketing strategy
structural change
Issue Date: Oct-2005
Date Deposited: 9-Jan-2013
Citation: Dawson J & Larke R (2005) The role of medium-sized firms in retail change in Japan. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 15 (4), pp. 401-422.
Abstract: The processes and structures in the retail sector in Japan frequently are characterised as very traditional. Since the decade of slow growth in the 1990s a small group of medium-sized retail firms have adopted strategies that have allowed growth in sales and profit. These medium-sized firms, that are present in several sub-sectors of retailing, are becoming, through strategies focused on localisation and 'newness', the role models and catalysts for a more general change that is spreading through Japanese retailing.
DOI Link: 10.1080/09593960500197511
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