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Barriers to ‘US style’ lean retailing: the case of Wal-Mart's failure in Germany

Susan Christopherson.

in Journal of Economic Geography

July 2007; p ublished online May 2007 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Information, Knowledge, and Uncertainy; Other Economic Systems; International Factor Movements and International Business; Regulation and Industrial Policy; Services. 9273 words.

Wal-Mart's exit from the German market in 2006 after 10 years of attempting to achieve sustainable competitive advantage contributes an interesting case to the small but expanding...

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Big Business Owners in Politics

Pramuan Bunkanwanicha and Yupana Wiwattanakantang.

in The Review of Financial Studies

June 2009; p ublished online September 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Financial Markets; Corporate Regulation; Law and Economics; Other Economic Systems. 15495 words.

This paper investigates a little studied but common mechanism that firms use to obtain state favors: business owners themselves seeking election to top office. Using Thailand as a research...

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Determinants of Nationalization in the Oil Sector: A Theory and Evidence from Panel Data

Sergei Guriev, Anton Kolotilin and Konstantin Sonin.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

August 2011; p ublished online June 2009 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Primary Products; Nonprofit Organizations and Public Enterprise; Production and Organizations. 8520 words.

In this article, we study nationalizations in the oil industry around the world during 1960–2006. We show, both theoretically and empirically, that governments are more likely to...

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Does Healthy Food Access Matter in a French Urban Setting?

France Caillavet, Gayaneh Kyureghian, Rodolfo M. Nayga, Coline Ferrant and Pierre Chauvin.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

October 2015; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems. 9785 words.

Limited access to healthy food is commonly regarded as a contributing factor to poor dietary choices. The objective of this article is to test this hypothesis in a French context given...

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The Effect of Supercenter-format Stores on the Healthfulness of Consumers’ Grocery Purchases

Richard Volpe, Abigail Okrent and Ephraim Leibtag.

in American Journal of Agricultural Economics

April 2013; p ublished online January 2013 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Manufacturing; Household Behaviour and Family Economics; Other Economic Systems; Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance. 10791 words.

We examine the effect of supercenter market share on consumers’ food-at-home purchasing habits in the United States. We measure healthfulness several different ways to ensure robustness,...

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Gender and the Business Environment for New Firm Creation

Leora F. Klapper and Simon C. Parker.

in The World Bank Research Observer

August 2011; p ublished online February 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Entrepreneurship; Demographic Economics; Other Economic Systems; Public Economics; Economic Development. 7456 words.

The authors summarize the extant literature on the relationship between gender and entrepreneurship. They note significant quantitative gender differences in business entry, with male-owned...

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