Doctoral and Post-Doctoral Workshop "Evolution of the retail trade in the 20th century. Social, economic and political perspectives."
The workshop will focus on three principal topics of investigation: - First, we want to review the evolution of retail structures and practices in the 20th century by exploring, in a number of national contexts, the diffusion of new retail methods and of different retail organizations. We aim to pinpoint different periods of retail changes in the twentieth century, notably by examining the profile of retail entrepreneurs, the changing role of consumers and how macroeconomic developments affected the retail industry. - Second, we want to question the economic and business consequences of the changes that occurred in retail structures and practices over the 20th Century. This topic explores efficiency improvements, changes in prices and costs, the extent and implications of market concentration, and the retail strategies and systems of entrepreneurs and retail firms. - The final topic assesses the socio-political aspects of change in the retail industry. This encompasses research examining the decline of small shops and subsequent problems it caused, on the desertion of rural areas and city centers, and the changing relationship between producers and retailers or, alternatively, the management of these issues by authorities, at both the local and national level.
|Event dates:||2015-09-24 – 2015-09-25|
|Organizer:||Henley Business School, Reading Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne Paris Ouest Nanterre la Défense|
Thomas Buckley (T.Buckley@pgr.reading.ac.uk), Tristan Jacques (email@example.com)
|Classification:||N7 - Transport, International and Domestic Trade, Energy and Other Services|
|Event type:||Seminare, Summer Schools, Symposien, Workshops; Seminars, Summer Schools, Symposiums, Workshops|