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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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Do Autocratic States Trade Less?

Toke S. Aidt and Martin Gassebner.

in The World Bank Economic Review

February 2010; p ublished online January 2010 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Trade; Development Planning and Policy; Other Economic Systems; Comparative Economic Systems. 15933 words.

Does the political regime of a country influence its involvement in international trade? A theoretical model that predicts that autocracies trade less than democracies is developed, and the...

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Estimating Equilibrium Real Exchange Rates in the Franc Zone

Simeon Coleman.

in Journal of African Economies

August 2008; p ublished online April 2008 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Macroeconomic Aspects of International Trade and Finance; International Finance. 9275 words.

This paper estimates the degree of real exchange rate misalignment in 12 CFA (Communauté Financière Africaine) franc zone countries over the period 1960–99. Allowing for contemporaneous...

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International Trade and Institutional Change

Andrei A. Levchenko.

in The Journal of Law, Economics, and Organization

October 2013; p ublished online April 2012 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Other Economic Systems; International Trade. 13706 words.

This article analyzes the impact of international trade on the quality of institutions, such as contract enforcement or property rights. It presents a model in which imperfect institutions...

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Political Economy of Recent Global Food Price Shocks: Gainers, Losers and Compensatory Mechanism

Bernadette Dia Kamgnia.

in Journal of African Economies

May 2011; p ublished online May 2011 .

Journal Article. Subjects: Economywide Country Studies; Other Economic Systems; International Relations and International Political Economy; Agricultural Economics; Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables; Public Economics. 19990 words.

Food prices have increased steadily since 2003 to become a real burden to the poor and net purchasers of food, although price shocks could be an opportunity to stimulate agricultural...

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Risky Business: Political Instability and Sectoral Greenfield Foreign Direct Investment in the Arab World

Martijn Burger, Elena Ianchovichina and Bob Rijkers.

in The World Bank Economic Review

January 2016; p ublished online June 2015 .

Journal Article. Subjects: International Factor Movements and International Business; Economic Development; Other Economic Systems. 10160 words.

Which foreign direct investments are most affected by political instability? Analysis of quarterly greenfield investment flows into countries in the Middle East and North Africa during the...

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