The Transformation of Retailing Institutions: Beyond the Wheel of Retailing and Life Cycle Theories Journal Article uri icon



  • This paper reviews existing and accepted theories of retail institution growth and develop ment, and incorporates them into the construction of an improved conceptual framework that adequately explains the evolution of retailing institutions. The framework emphasizes the role of environmental factors and highlights the potential contributions of functionalism, conflict theory, and the notions of evolution and adaptation.

publication date

  • March 1, 1981

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  • closed

Date in CU Experts

  • June 13, 2014 12:52 PM

Full Author List

  • Markin RJ; Duncan CP

author count

  • 2

Other Profiles

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0276-1467

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-6534

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 58

end page

  • 66


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