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A must-have reference resource for qualitative management researchers, this dictionary contains over 90 entries covering the fundamentals of qualitative methodologies; covering both analysis and implementation. Each entry gives an introduction to the topic, lists the key relevant features, gives a worked example, a concise summary and a selection of further reading suggestions. It is suitable for researchers and academics who need a handy and quick point of reference.

Retail Site Selection
Retail site selection

The pressures that the retail chain outlets face are such that the location decisions cannot be neglected. The stores represent locations where significant volumes of capital are invested and, once taken, the location decisions are difficult to change. The retail site selection is a particular problem in the retail outlet location context, which consists in the careful evaluation of different potential locations for a new outlet or a set of outlets, and the selection of a subset of the most suitable ones. Many methods and models support this kind of decision, from the older and highly subjective checklist and analogue procedures, which compare similar existing locations to the new site, to gravitational and optimization models.

Key Features

The retail site selection decision is ...

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