The challenge to c-stores : Edinburgh South Asian responses



Welsh, Rita and Bent, Richard and Seaman, Claire and Ingram, Arthur (2003) The challenge to c-stores : Edinburgh South Asian responses. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 31 (8). pp. 408-417. ISSN 0959-0552

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Abstract

While no two businesses are the same, examples from Edinburgh Pakistani community convenience store owners illustrate business survival strategies developed in response to increased environmental challenges presented by changing consumer behaviour, increased competition and demographic variations. These are related to the individual’s motivation, experience and family business background, and include exiting the sector, gaining recognised qualifications and alternative employment, and involving second and third generations in expanding family business activities. The resulting smaller, but stronger, convenience(c)-store sector continues to provide opportunities for individual businesses, thus maintaining the economic and social benefits for the ethnic minority community and the wider city population.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Convenience stores; Ethnic groups; Consumer behaviour.
Divisions: School of Arts, Social Sciences and Management > Business, Enterprise & Management
Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2008 09:26
Last Modified: 19 Mar 2014 12:54
URI: http://eresearch.qmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/78

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