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Variety in Retailing

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  • William J. Baumol

    (Princeton University and Alderson and Sessions)

  • Edward A. Ide

    (Princeton University and Alderson and Sessions)

Abstract

Many marketing problems which promise to be amenable to the techniques of operations research have apparently not been subjected to systematic analysis. This article is a first attempt at an analysis of one such area--the number of items stocked by a retailer and its relation to his sales, his costs, and his profits.

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  • William J. Baumol & Edward A. Ide, 1956. "Variety in Retailing," Management Science, INFORMS, vol. 3(1), pages 93-101, October.
  • Handle: RePEc:inm:ormnsc:v:3:y:1956:i:1:p:93-101
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