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Presence of Wholesale and Retail Industries in the American Economy

James W. Cortada

in The Digital Hand, Vol 1

Published in print January 2004 | ISBN: 9780195165883
Published online September 2007 | e-ISBN: 9780199789672 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165883.003.0009
 Presence of Wholesale and Retail Industries in the American Economy

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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 these sectors. It then describes the evolving nature of technical styles of using computing in these industries.

Keywords: wholesale industries; retail industries; technical styles; information technology

Chapter.  10588 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Business History

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