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dc.contributor.authorBurt, Stevenen_UK
dc.description.abstract“We are all familiar with the modern-day manager’s mantra that we live in times of great and constant change… We perceive our environment to be in constant flux because we only notice the things that do change ….Sure, important changes have taken place recently, but the truth is that stability and continuity also form the basis of our experience. In fact change has no meaning unless it is juxtaposed against continuity.” Huy & Minzberg (2003) This quote, paraphrased from a Sloan Management Review article on different types of change, makes an important observation – that change is inherently noticeable and that change is only change because of how it contrasts with continuity or stability. When looking back over the past twenty years of European retailing it is almost inevitable that we look for dramatic change, for in drama we have the “best” stories. There are numerous ways to look at (or look for) change, including the above, but the inherent point within the Huy and Minzberg article is that alongside change we have evolution and development, and perhaps this is often overlooked as a type of change. This paper starts by placing European retailing in context, with a brief reminder of the environmental setting(s) within which retailers in Europe operate. Change is then explored through one highly visible dimension – the scale of retail organisations - before turning to three broadly based areas of change which, it is argued, represent important underlying themes in European retailing. The intention is to focus on themes, rather than events, to provide a more complete understanding of how retailing in Europe has changes over the past twenty years.en_UK
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis (Routledge)en_UK
dc.relationBurt S (2010) Retailing in Europe: 20 years on. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 20 (1), pp. 9-27.
dc.rightsPublished in International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research by Taylor & Francis (Routledge).; This is an electronic version of an article published in International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, Volume 20, Issue 1, February 2010, pp. 9 - 27. International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research is available online at:
dc.subjectRetail trade Europeen_UK
dc.subjectEuropean Union Commerceen_UK
dc.titleRetailing in Europe: 20 years onen_UK
dc.typeJournal Articleen_UK
dc.rights.embargoreason[IRRDCR 20 Years.pdf] Publisher conditions require an 18 month embargo.en_UK
dc.citation.jtitleInternational Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Researchen_UK
dc.type.statusAM - Accepted Manuscripten_UK
dc.contributor.affiliationMarketing & Retailen_UK
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen_UK
local.rioxx.authorBurt, Steven|0000-0001-6627-2330en_UK
local.rioxx.projectInternal Project|University of Stirling|
local.rioxx.filenameIRRDCR 20 Years.pdfen_UK
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