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Reasons for retailers’ involvement in town centre management

Dominic Medway (Dominic Medway is a Lecturer in the Department of Retailing and Marketing at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.)
Gary Warnaby (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Retailing and Marketing at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.)
David Bennison (Senior Lecturer in the Department of Retailing and Marketing at the Manchester Metropolitan University, Manchester, UK.)
Andrew Alexander (Andrew Alexander is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Management Studies for the Service Sector at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK.)

International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management

ISSN: 0959-0552

Article publication date: 1 September 2000

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Abstract

Building on an earlier publication in the International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, the following article investigates the reasons for retailers’ involvement in town centre management (TCM) schemes in the UK. Findings are drawn from interviews with representatives of independent traders and national multiples, and a questionnaire survey of town centre managers. The article reveals several key reasons for retailers’ involvement in TCM and identifies some significant differences between independents and multiples in this respect. The findings show that the overriding motivation for the participation of retailers in TCM is their belief that it may benefit their business in some way. Equally importantly, the research identifies a number of reasons why retailers do not become involved in TCM schemes. The article concludes by showing that an understanding of the reasons for retailers’ involvement in TCM can play a significant role in attracting retail support for the concept.

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Medway, D., Warnaby, G., Bennison, D. and Alexander, A. (2000), "Reasons for retailers’ involvement in town centre management", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 28 No. 8, pp. 368-378. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590550010337436

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