The role of business support organisations in the process of retailer internationalisation

Hutchinson, Karise and Fleck, Emma and Lloyd-Reason, Lester (2009) The role of business support organisations in the process of retailer internationalisation. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research. ISSN 1466-4402

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Abstract

In the field of international retail research, there has been little attention paid to the role of business support organisations in the process of internationalisation. Given the barriers to foreign market expansion, the focus of this study is to investigate the importance of facilitating factors, in the form of business support organisations, which can assist retailers in the process of international expansion. A qualitative research methodology was employed and the findings provide evidence relating to three important areas: firstly, the types of business support programmes available to retailers seeking to internationalise from the UK, secondly, the barriers encountered by retail companies expanding overseas, and thirdly, how government and private organisations can assist in helping retailers overcome these hurdles.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Citation: Hutchinson, K., Fleck, E. and Lloyd-Reason, L., 2009. The role of business support organisations in the process of retailer internationalisation. The International Review of Retail, Distribution and Consumer Research, 19(4), pp.371-388..
Faculty: Lord Ashcroft International Business School
Depositing User: Mr I Walker
Date Deposited: 28 Jul 2011 13:47
Last Modified: 07 Jul 2016 12:49
URI: http://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/138368

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