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Presence of Wholesale and Retail Industries in the American Economy

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/9780195165883.003.0009
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter describes the size, form, presence, and role of wholesale and retail industries over the last half century in America. The chapter provides both an economic and business description of ... More


Fashion Retail

Christel Lane and Jocelyn Probert

in National Capitalisms, Global Production Networks: Fashioning the Value Chain in the UK, US, and Germany

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199214815
eISBN:
9780191721779
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199214815.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business, Political Economy

This chapter provides an investigation of the following questions: why power passed from producers to retailers; how retailers utilize their dominance in the chain; and whether this imbalance of ... More


Conclusion: How Computers Changed the American Economy

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/9780195165883.003.0012
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter argues that computers fundamentally changed the daily work of the American economy in the late 20th century in manufacturing, transportation, and wholesale and retail industries and ... More


The Evolution of Mail Order Retailing in Post-war Britain

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter presents an account of the rapid expansion of mail order in the quarter of a century after 1950. With the outbreak of war in 1939, Britain's mail order retailers were faced with severe ... More


General Mail Order Retailing in Britain: Origins and Development till 1939

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter provides a history of British mail order retailing, tracing its development from its origins in the watch clubs established by the Fattorini family and other late-19th century pioneers ... More


Introduction

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This introductory chapter begins with a brief discussion of the development of the mail order industry in Britain. It argues that in order to set the history of the mail order sector in Britain, as ... More


Apparel Retailing in the United States: From Mom-and-Pop Shop to Transnational Corporation

Ellen Israel Rosen

in Making Sweatshops: The Globalization of the U.S. Apparel Industry

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520233362
eISBN:
9780520928572
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520233362.003.0010
Subject:
Sociology, Occupations, Professions, and Work

This chapter reviews the history of the U.S. retail industry and the role it played in the U.S. textile and apparel trade agenda. It also explains the links between the industry's corporate growth in ... More


Working-Class Life, Consumer Credit, and the Making of Agency Mail Order

Coopey Richard, Sean O‘Connell, and Dilwyn Porter

in Mail Order Retailing in Britain: A Business and Social History

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780198296508
eISBN:
9780191716638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198296508.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

This chapter explores the role of the spare-time agent, from the watch club organizer of the late 19th century through to the working housewife and mother a century later. By the end of the 1930s, ... More


Platforms, Productivity, and Politics: Comparative Retail Services in a Digital Age

Bartholomew C. Watson

in The Third Globalization: Can Wealthy Nations Stay Rich in the Twenty-First Century?

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2013
ISBN:
9780199917822
eISBN:
9780199332861
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199917822.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter offers a deep comparative analysis of the retail services sector, which has been completely transformed by information and communications technology (ICT). It traces the development of ... More


Resistance in Retail: Organizing Woodward & Lothrop

Lane Windham

in Knocking on Labor's Door: Union Organizing in the 1970s and the Roots of a New Economic Divide

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781469632070
eISBN:
9781469632094
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469632070.003.0007
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter features a successful union organizing effort among 5300 women and men at the Woodward & Lothrop department store in Washington, DC. It explores retail workers’ demands for unions and ... More


Imagining the Franchise: Structures, Social Relations, and Cultural Work

Derek Johnson

in Media Franchising: Creative License and Collaboration in the Culture Industries

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814743478
eISBN:
9780814743492
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814743478.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter discusses the social relations of franchising, the industrial structures they enable, and the cultural discourses historically brought to bear on media objects to conceive them in the ... More


Introduction

Alan Treadgold and Jonathan Reynolds

in Navigating the New Retail Landscape: A Guide for Business Leaders

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198745754
eISBN:
9780191808180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198745754.003.0001
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

This chapter sets out the central premise of the book: that the retail industry worldwide is in an era of disruptive structural change. So profound are these changes that conventional assumptions of ... More


Economic Turbulence: What, Who, and How Much?

Clair Brown

in Economic Turbulence: Is a Volatile Economy Good for America?

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
February 2013
ISBN:
9780226076324
eISBN:
9780226076348
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226076348.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Econometrics

This chapter provides an overview of the amount of economic turbulence in the economy. A set of newly available facts about turbulence is also presented. The deregulation of the trucking industry ... More


Wal-Mart Conquers the World

Joseph B. Atkins

in Covering for the Bosses: Labor and the Southern Press

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781934110805
eISBN:
9781604733259
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781934110805.003.0009
Subject:
Society and Culture, Media Studies

This chapter explores how Wal-Mart succeeded in the retail industry by taking an anti-unionist stand. It explains that the retail store’s policy of paying its employees the lowest amount possible and ... More


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