Transaction Costs, Internationalisation and Logistics: The Case of European Food Retailing

Bourlakis, Michael A. (1998) Transaction Costs, Internationalisation and Logistics: The Case of European Food Retailing. International Journal of Logistics: Research and Applications, 1 (3). pp. 251-264. ISSN 1367-5567. (The full text of this publication is not available from this repository)

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Abstract

This paper provides an insight into the European food multiples' strategies during the internationalisation process. More specifically, the paper tries to link transaction-costs theory with the food multiples' logistics strategies at the national and international levels, and identifies a number of factors that may have an effect on the retailers' logistics strategies during their international expansion. Additionally, organisational modes available to retailers concerning the externalise (contract-out)/internalise (own-account) dilemma for their logistics operations are also examined, as retailers face this dilemma at the international level as well. Finally, a framework is provided that positions European food multiples according to the externalise/internalise dilemma for logistics operations in the course of international expansion.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > Kent Business School > Marketing
Depositing User: Paul Verrion
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2010 21:57
Last Modified: 11 Jun 2014 14:47
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/25626 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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