Investigates the role that retailers play in the cash funding of town centre management (TCM) schemes in the UK. The findings are drawn from a detailed questionnaire survey of town centre managers, and a series of interviews with retail business representatives. Reveals that although most TCM schemes attract some funding from retailers, the number who contribute is very low. Moreover, substantial financial involvement in TCM at a corporate level is restricted to seven major retail companies. It is also shown that retailers’ financial support for TCM can be classified into two basic types: “ring‐fenced” and “freestanding”. In conclusion, the implications of the relatively low level of retail funding for TCM are assessed, and some potentially useful areas of research are identified.
Medway, D., Alexander, A., Bennison, D. and Warnaby, G. (1999), "Retailers’ financial support for town centre management", International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, Vol. 27 No. 6, pp. 246-255. https://doi.org/10.1108/09590559910278614Download as .RIS
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