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Perceptions of the Andalusian independent retail sector

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Parker, C and Gimenez, R and Coca-Stefaniak, J and Byrom, JW (2007) Perceptions of the Andalusian independent retail sector. International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 1 (1). pp. 125-142. ISSN 1753-3627

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Abstract

This paper focuses on the perceptions of Andalusian retailers
towards the current state of small independent retailing in their city/town
and their feelings about the future. The paper reports on the findings of
70 structured interviews with small urban independent retailers covering retail
districts in the town/city centres of Almería, Ubrique and El Puerto de Santa
María in Andalusia, Spain. Whilst some sub-sectors showed optimism
and signs associated with business success (such as fashion outlets), others,
especially traditional food retailers, saw the small retail sector as a sector en
crisis. Within the methodology adopted, the interviewees become not only the
suppliers of data about changes in the sector, but also the suppliers of meaning
in terms of their perceptions as to why these changes are taking place.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: independent retailing; small- and medium-sized enterprises; SMEs; Spain; competition
Journal or Publication Title: International Journal of Business and Globalisation
Publisher: Inderscience Publishers
Page Range: pp. 125-142
ISSN: 1753-3627
Date Deposited: 07 Apr 2008 14:27
Last Modified: 18 Nov 2014 03:34
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