Deliberate and Emergent Logistics Strategies in Food Retailing; A Case Study of Greek Multiple Food Retail Sector.

Bourlakis, M. and Bourlakis, C. (2001) Deliberate and Emergent Logistics Strategies in Food Retailing; A Case Study of Greek Multiple Food Retail Sector. Supply Chain Management: An International Journal, 6 (4). pp. 189-200. ISSN 1359-8546. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

According to the “classical” school of thought , the implementation of a firm’s strategy can be the result of a deliberate and rational process, or alternatively an emergent and non-intentional one. The rising importance of logistics in retail strategy, and, in particular, the impact of centralisation of logistical activities upon the development of a retail logistics strategy, necessitates an in-depth examination of the relevant company actions. This paper identifies which strategic approach is followed by domestic and multinational firms that operate in the Greek food multiple retail sector. The findings point out the major importance of warehousing in multinational firms’ logistics operations and the vital role of logistics in multinational retailers’ strategy. Multinational firms follow a deliberate logistics strategy that leads to increased logistics efficiency when compared to domestic firms that follow the emergent logistics strategy.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: J. Ziya
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 15:58
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2010 15:58
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25624 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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