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Competitive advantage in food retail strategy and supply chain – an analysis of the UK and Chinese markets

Competitive advantage in food retail strategy and supply chain – an analysis of the UK and Chinese markets

Yan, H., Adebanjo, D. ORCID: 0000-0003-4845-9411 and Mahoney, F. (2004) Competitive advantage in food retail strategy and supply chain – an analysis of the UK and Chinese markets. In: 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, 2004. Proceedings. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Inc., Piscataway, NJ, USA, pp. 90-93. ISBN 0-7803-8519-5 (doi:10.1109/IEMC.2004.1407082)

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Abstract

Intensifying global competition and more demanding customers places a requimment on the food retail industry to be even more efieient in seeking, exploiting and sustaining competitive advantage. Membership of the World Trade Oqanisation (WTO) and the subsequent developments in the Chinese economy make the country very attractive to global retail organisations. The study presented in this paper explores and analyses the primary sources of difference that account for divergent developments between the United Kingdom (UK) and Chinese food retailers.
Through the use of literature, market data and ease studies, the impact of industry-level and organisation-level factors on competitive advantage in both markets are analysed. Key differences are identified with respect to government policies, shopping attitudes and supply chain configuration among others. The study also identifies crucial operational initiatives China’s domestic food retailen need to embrace if they are to compete successfully with the new global entrants.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference, 2004. Proceedings
Additional Information: [1] Presented and published in volume 3 of the proceedings of the 2004 IEEE International Engineering Management Conference - "Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Sustainable Development", held 18-21 October 2004, Singapore. [2] 2004.
Uncontrolled Keywords: China, food, retail, supply chain, UK
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Business > Supply Chain Management Research Group
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:27
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/11293

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