CALL FOR PAPERS THE OXFORD INSTITUTE OF RETAIL MANAGEMENT, SAID BUSINESS SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY OF OXFORD & THE NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE, DEPT OF JAPANESE STUDIES are jointly organising the 7th Oxford Asia Retail Conference on THE IMPACT OF RETAILING IN EMERGING AND MATURE MARKETS September 24th -26th, 2014 National University of Singapore www.oxfordasiaretail2014.info<http://www.oxfordasiaretail2014.info> Abstract Submission Deadline - May 15, 2014 Retailing is an integral part of economies and societies but its economic and social contributions have not been fully assessed. Yet, transnational retailers have been making inroads into emerging markets and together with dynamic local retail entrepreneurs are challenging existing distribution and consumption structures. In mature economies where retailing has assumed high degrees of concentration, rationalization and international procurement issues like the occurrence of "food deserts", food scandals or the labour situation at procurement sites have led to questions regarding the social responsibility of retailers. The aim of this two day conference is to bring together the retail industry, policy makers, regulators and researchers from academia and consultancy firms to focus on the impact of retail initiatives in emerging and mature markets with the aim of exploring overarching themes and strategies which retailers employ to enhance their contribution across markets. * Retail and economic sustainability * Retail and cultures of consumption * Retail and rural development * Retail and urban development * Retail and regulations * Retail and infrastructure development * Retail and service quality * Retail competition * Retail and ethical business * Retail and technology * Retail and the handicraft industry * Retail and food security We especially encourage work on the above topics and on emerging markets, yet to enable wide participation we will also accept abstracts for a general track that deals with all other retail issues in Asia. Abstract SUBMISSION DEADLINE: May 15, 2014 Further information is available at www.oxfordasiaretail2014.info<http://www.oxfordasiaretail2014.info> Dr. Hendrik Meyer-Ohle (Assoc Prof) :: Head, Department of Japanese Studies, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences :: National University of Singapore:: [log in to unmask]<mailto:[log in to unmask]> ____ AIB-L is brought to you by the Academy of International Business. For information: http://aib.msu.edu/community/aib-l.asp To post message: [log in to unmask] For assistance: [log in to unmask] AIB-L is a moderated list.