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Oxford Institute of Retail Management, Oxford University??s Sa??d Business School; Faculty of Business & Accountancy, University of Malaya, Malaysia

September 14-15, 2011
Sixth Conference on Retailing in Asia Pacific 2011
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Theme: Innovation in Retailing and Sustainability Issues in the Supply Chain: Implications for Management, Economic and Social Policies and Strategies for Competitiveness. Papers are invited from business firms in retail, wholesale, manufacturing, logistics, technology provision, professional and business services, government policy makers and regulators at different levels, industry organisations, researcher institutions, consultants, academics, consumer associations and those interested in retail distribution and their effects. They may include, but are not limited to, the following: - Trends in retail formats and their impacts - Managerial changes within retail distribution businesses in the light of wider economic conditions - Market evolution and coping strategies - Economic aspirations from domestic consumer transactions and retailers' response - Suppliers and sourcing patterns with retail format innovations: Issues and concerns - Branding strategies and merchandising policies with retail format innovations (compare across firms, across countries, across regions, over time, or specific case studies) - SME in retail distribution initiatives - Technology driven innovations and their effectiveness/impact/comparative performance - Supply chain business partners impacted by retail format changes - Financial institutions contribution and limitations to retail innovations - Competition laws and innovation in retail formats and market implications: Impact on competitiveness - Changes in policies and regulations on retail formats and their performance - Levels of regulations, issues, and challenges of distribution industries: country case studies - Market liberalization and impact on supply chains that affect final distribution - Logistics concerns and implications for retail innovations - Human resource challenges for distributive trade innovations [gem?_?? den Informationen des Anbieters - according to site editor's information] The website is no longer available. [Redaktion EconBiz - editors EconBiz]
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