Evaluating food retailing efficiency: the role of information technology
AbstractInformation and internet-based technologies have fostered new supply chain initiatives in food retailing but little research has evaluated performance and efficiency impacts. A distance function based on three key performance measures for food retailers is used to evaluate store performance and efficiency. The effects of store format, membership in a chain, unionization, and the adoption of a variety of information technologies. Supply chain technologies are groups into three general categories including data sharing technologies, decision sharing technologies, and technologies that support product assortment, pricing, and merchandising decisions. Copyright Springer Science+Business Media, LLC 2007
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Volume (Year): 27 (2007)
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Multiple performance measures; Distance function; Food retail productivity; Information technologies; Supply chain initiatives; L81; L25; O32;
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- L25 - Industrial Organization - - Firm Objectives, Organization, and Behavior - - - Firm Performance
- O32 - Economic Development, Technological Change, and Growth - - Technological Change; Research and Development; Intellectual Property Rights - - - Management of Technological Innovation and R&D
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