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Business Patterns and Digital Applications in the Transformation of the Wholesale and Retail Industries

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1: How Computers Changed the Work of American Manufacturing, Transportation, and Retail Industries

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195165883
eISBN:
9780199789672
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0010
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes how computers came into wholesale and retail industries, what applications they were used for, and the extent of their deployment by wholesalers and retailers across three ... More


Managing Inventories

Lorenzo A. Preve and Virginia Sarria-Allende

in Working Capital Management

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199737413
eISBN:
9780199775637
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199737413.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

In this chapter, we present some of the factors that influence inventory management practices. In the first section, we discuss different ways to measure inventory. We then discuss the main costs of ... More


Markups Under Uncertainty: Variations on Price Decisions in High Inflation

Daniel Heymann and Francisco Roldán

in Macroeconomics and Development: Roberto Frenkel and the Economics of Latin America

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780231175081
eISBN:
9780231541213
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231175081.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Macro- and Monetary Economics

this chapter develops a set of models on pricing decisions under uncertainty, extending Frenkel’s classic 1979 paper in a number of ways. The authors explore the role of inventory management and ... More


Managing Neglected Tropical Disease Partnerships

Andy Wright

in Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

This chapter examines the mechanisms required to manage the partnerships and the delivery of the interventions needed to achieve the goals of disease eradication and/or elimination. These mechanisms ... More


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