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The Industrial and Social Dynamics of Retailing, and Effects of Opening Hours

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  • Nooteboom, B.

    (Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research)

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This paper reconstructs the long-term development of retailing, including industrial, economic and social antecedents and consequences. Among other things, it includes innovation in the form of the emergence and diffusion of successive novel types of shop (including self-service), relations between large and small firms in innovation and diffusion, change of demand conditions, institutional change concerning the opening time of shops, increase of scale and concentration, and social effects. For the analysis of the process and costs of retailing, use is made of queuing theory rather than customary production functions.

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Paper provided by Tilburg University, Center for Economic Research in its series Discussion Paper with number 2005-48.

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Date of creation: 2005
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Handle: RePEc:dgr:kubcen:200548

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Keywords: Retailing; industry structure; innovation and diffusion; shop opening hours; queuing theory;

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  1. Nooteboom , B., 1982. "A new theory of retailing costs," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-373306, Tilburg University.
  2. Nooteboom, B., 1983. "Trading hours and economy of scale in retailing," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-373303, Tilburg University.
  3. Nooteboom, B., 1987. "Threshold costs in service industries," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-373067, Tilburg University.
  4. Nooteboom, B. & Thurik, A.R. & Vollebregt, J.A.C., 1986. "An international comparison in the general food trade: Cases of structural change," Open Access publications from Tilburg University urn:nbn:nl:ui:12-373072, Tilburg University.
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