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Competition Policy And Optimal Retail Network Development In Transitional Economies

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  • Stipe Lovreta
  • Siniša Milošević
  • Ljiljana Stanković

Abstract

The choice of retail store location is a very complex process, with many different stakeholders having interests in both the micro and macro locations. The goal of this work is to contribute to the better understanding of the different interests of corporative and public policies in choosing retail store locations, in order to enable more efficient and effective trade network development. After having slowed down as a consequence of the global economic crisis, the retail sector is experiencing strong expansion in the markets of transitional countries. Insufficient engagement of public policy in planning trade networks can violate market competition. An active government role in carrying out the policy of retail network development in transitional countries is necessary to maintain the level of competition and prevent big market players abusing their dominant position.

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  • Stipe Lovreta & Siniša Milošević & Ljiljana Stanković, 2013. "Competition Policy And Optimal Retail Network Development In Transitional Economies," Economic Annals, Faculty of Economics, University of Belgrade, vol. 58(199), pages 57-84, October -.
  • Handle: RePEc:beo:journl:v:58:y:2013:i:199:p:57-84
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    1. Guilherme Monteiro & Elizabeth Farina & Rubens Nunes, 2012. "Food‐Retail Development and the Myth of Everyday Low Prices: The Case of Brazil," Development Policy Review, Overseas Development Institute, vol. 30(1), pages 49-66, January.
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    1. Dragana VOJTESKI & Kljenak Lukic RADOJKO & Dragica JOVANCEVIC, 2015. "Labor Costs Analysis In The Trade Market Of Serbia," Management Research and Practice, Research Centre in Public Administration and Public Services, Bucharest, Romania, vol. 7(3), pages 59-79, September.

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    Keywords

    competition; retail location; corporative interest; public interest;

    JEL classification:

    • K21 - Law and Economics - - Regulation and Business Law - - - Antitrust Law
    • L81 - Industrial Organization - - Industry Studies: Services - - - Retail and Wholesale Trade; e-Commerce
    • M19 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Business Administration - - - Other
    • D71 - Microeconomics - - Analysis of Collective Decision-Making - - - Social Choice; Clubs; Committees; Associations

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